Pull out the stops, there is a vacancy to be filled. With the resignation of Peter Groff on his way to the Obama Department of Education, his position as Senator from District 33 must now be filled. The procedure for doing this involves a vote by Democratic officers from Precinct Chair People (PCP) up to Mayor – a group of approximately 150 individuals. The vote will take place May 11, next Monday. This Forum gives the candidates a chance to present themselves to the Vacancy Committee. Although well over 200 people attended the Forum, it was estimated that only 1 in 10 were actual Committee members. Four candidates have announced (alphabetical order): Renee Blanchard, Anthony Graves, Michael Johnston, and Rosemary Marshall. I have a dismal track record in picking candidates, so I’ll keep my choice to myself. You can see for yourself.