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Hey all, Gygaxian here. I've got a project I would like to do, but I can't do it alone. I want to have a set of diaries covering all the major municipal (mayoral and city council) elections this year, with a focus on the American Southwest (even more specifically the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, and Utah). I'm confident I can cover the Utah elections well, but I know very little about the municipal politics of the other states, so I'd really appreciate diaries from those who do know. Your diaries will be republished, and will be featured on my Four Corners Leadership Project group. You can either do a diary focusing on one or two cities, or a less specific diary focusing on many cities within your state. Or really, whatever you want as long as it covers a municipal election within the Southwest.

The only requirement I would have is that the cities have at least 80,000 population, with three exceptions: 1) if the city has interesting quirks (demographics, odd details in the election, etc) that would justify a diary on it, 2) if it is your city of residence, and 3) if it's a college town, as I know college towns fluctuate in terms of population.

So again, I'd really like to see what you all can come up with, and I look forward to reading your Kos diaries!

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Originally posted to Gygaxian on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 09:53 AM PDT.

Also republished by Four Corners Leadership Project.

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