The poll's over. You were asked "Which Deaniac would you prefer to see run against Rosemary Wilson?", and 83% of you chose Wally Erb.
Barbara Messner's former pencil-pusher, Reid Greenmun, finished in 2nd with 10%. John McMullen, arguably the biggest idiot on the Virginia Beach Taxpayers Alliance (VBTA) Board of Directors, had 5%. Bob O'Connor trailed with 2%.
Erb has run for office three times before. In 1995 he lost the 7th Senate District Republican Primary to Ed Schrock. In 2000 he challenged Margaret Eure for the Centerville District City Council seat. In 2003 he ran as an Independent for Clerk of the Circuit Court, losing to Tina Sinnen. (Someone once mentioned online that he lost a fourth race, but I don't know.)
In striving to try to keep balance, and in honor of Erb's win, the next poll will be about an issue he's raised with Erb's Blurbs on Virginia News Source. Do you want term limits for Virginia Beach City Council members? If so, how many terms?
Personally, I believe term limits recognize the acute advantages of incumbency, but there is a more fundamental way of tackling the problem. However, what do you think?