He's an active blogger and lifelong Dixonite who has strong opinions about Dixon politics. And now Gary Erwin joins four others in pulling nomination papers for one of two seats on the Dixon City Council.
Erwin, who blogs for the Patch, has long been involved in Dixon politics from the other side of the dais, as has his fellow potential candidates.
According to the City of Dixon, Erwin pulled his papers today, the official Nomination Period ends at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2012. If the incumbents do not pull papers by then, the nomination period is extended to Aug. 15, at 5 p.m.
Joining Erwin are Drew Graska, Roberta Beers, Jerry Castanon and Yaqinah Abdurrahman.
So far only two individuals have pulled papers for the mayoral race, Jack Batchelor and Michael Ceremello.
Of course, pulling papers does not mean that the papers will be filed. It will be interesting to see who files and who doesn't. As of this posting, no one has filed.
Stay tuned for complete election coverage on the pages of the Patch.
Editor's note: an earlier version of this story misstated the name of Jerry Castanon.