No donuts, no recounts, no tenants – oh and no tourism…
That about sums up the state of controversial Merriam councilman Dan Leap who narrowly lost out on a bid to become mayor by 25 measly votes.
So if 13 of those 25 people had leapt for Leap he’d be Merriam’s mayor now?
“Yes and if I’d had another week to campaign, who knows?” Leap muses. “But I’m looking forward to the next two years on the council and then I may run for council again or I may not – we’ll see.”
Does Leap intend to get along with police chief turned new mayor Ken Sissom?
“Well you know, as long as he doesn’t tell any more lies like he did in his campaign literature,” Leap says. “As long as he doesn’t lie to the council, we’ll get along OK.”
Now that the fur’s through flying, does Leap think Sissom’s an OK guy, the kinda dude he’d maybe even have a cold one with?
“Well, as you know I don’t drink, so I would not have a beer with him,” Leap says. “But even if I did, I wouldn’t have a beer with him – I wouldn’t have a donut with him either.”
Moving right along…
Has Leap learned if the ghost mall known as Merriam Village has signed its first tenant yet?