Helen Williams Probably Won't Be Our Next Mayor
But we commend her for upholding the spirit of democracy...Hey there's a 0.00001% chance that at the end of the day, when all the votes are counted, she could be our new mayor.
Which is why Riptide was thrown for a loop when WFOR's website today identified her only as a UPS courier. That's the first we've heard of that, and a job description we can't seem to find any other reference to in the local media, even on WFOR. Press decency usually dictates that reporters show a little bit of respect to even the most unlikely candidates by identifying them by their highest career achievements. Which in William's case would be "retired school administrator" (of course she's only retired because her teachers license was revoked a decade ago).
Last we heard Williams spends most of her time carrying on in the peanut gallery at school board meetings, but its possible she pays the bills by donning the UPS brown. You'd think all that door-to-door to experience would have helped with her campaign though.
Update: a commenter points out that CBS 4 is probably confusing Williams with Linda Stephens, who is challenging County Commissioner Barbara Jordan. If that's the case they didn't even get the courier right. Stephens works for FedEx.