When disgraced former councilwoman Ginny Chadwick launched her borderline slanderous whisper campaign aimed at First Ward hopeful Jake Loft, most readers were left wondering “why?” Many chalked it up to an unhealthy need for attention. Others suggested that she had aligned herself with one or more of the First Ward Council candidates who feared Loft’s rising popularity in the ward race. Council candidate Nate Brown was mentioned more than once, but no hard evidence of any clear motive surfaced.
No hard evidence… well… until last night…
Saturday night, March 21st, 2015, Ms. Chadwick was spotted in a dimly-lit corner of a local eatery, enjoying dinner with none other than Nate Brown.
According to onlookers, Ms. Chadwick, who while on Council proposed outlawing alcoholic beverages in Douglass Park and led the charge to ban the sale of tobacco and e-liquid to adults between the ages of 18 and 21, enjoyed at least three alcoholic beverages before driving herself from the restaurant.
So it seems that the rumors of a Chadwick/Brown alliance were true.
Ironically, the headline above Nate Brown’s candidate profile read, “Brown hopes to restore public trust in elected officials,” — ironic considering that he has allied himself with the former Councilwoman whose string of lies, deceit, and downright terrible decisions seems much too long to have been possible during her remarkably short time in the office. Ms. Chadwick resigned her post after only nine months rather than face a recall election.
Not so ironically, Brown was recently endorsed by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce.