As the clock was ticking and just under the wire at 11:05 a.m. today, Vernon Parker filed his petitions seeking yet another office. This time it’s a Congressional seat. Perennial candidate Parker tried that in the last election cycle after first giving a momentary go at running for Arizona Governor before forsaking his campaign. It was then he tried his hand at running for Congress, only to be soundly trounced, placing fourth while garnering only about 16 percent of the vote.
Parker, who makes quite a to-do about his role as PV Mayor, never reveals it was an appointed position. The only election he has ever won has been a town council slot in the 16-square mile enclave with a 12,000+ population.
The easily distracted and “mistake” prone Parker has trouble keeping focused. But what the hay? The office for which he runs is clearly incidental. It’s like a dog going after a car. The fun appears to be in the chase. As the old joke goes, what would Rover do if he actually caught one?
For a parallel story, check out this My View commentary by Don Sorchych, Publisher and Editor of the conservative Sonoran News, an online and hard copy newspaper serving numerous North Phoenix and North Scottsdale areas. The newspaper’s mission statement says it is dedicated to exposing corrupt and unethical local, county, state and national business and political practices. That’s obviously why Vernon Parker is on its radar.
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