By Adrian Skabelund | Arizona Daily Sun
Of the six candidates running for Flagstaff City Council in 2018, all live in neighborhoods from which other candidates have run for council previously.
And looking at the history of public office in Flagstaff, this is not unusual. If you map where those running for public office have lived in the past eight years, one thing becomes clear: when it comes to candidates, some neighborhoods simply seem to produce more than others.
The hospital hill neighborhood is one example of this, producing five candidates since 2010 — one of which, Jamie Whelan, is currently vice-mayor.