As of 10:05 this morning 8 candidates have returned their Charter Commission nomination papers with the requisite 50 voter signatures required. Another 15 have taken out papers but not yet returned them.
Yes former Select Board Chair Gerry Weiss and his wife Jenifer McKenna are among those names that are now guaranteed to appear on the March 29 ballot.
Obviously married couples don't necessarily think alike, but if they have lasted that long under one roof they probably are not opposites like Oscar and Felix.
The new Charter for Amherst is going to the the most important document of our generation.
Three newest wannabes
Let's hope voters choose 9 Charter Commissioners with a varied background, who can bring strong independent thinking to the process.