but no consevative biddnessmen.
The last I looked the BR mayor's job pays an annual salary of $127,000. Just about any marginally successful businessman makes more than that....a LOT more in most cases.
Why would we take a huge pay cut just to have our picture in the paper frequently? "Power" is the only answer and frankly, the mayor of BR is not a very powerful position.
The only other reason would be for someone who just wants to get his name on a plaque in a new taxpayer funded addition at the airport.....
If the pay was raised to $250,000+/year, you'd see a whole different class of candidates for the job.