An independent choice for city voters (KYLE E. CHAMBERLIN, South Bend Tribune) From what I've found, I may be the first independent candidate on a ballot for local office in more than 80 years. I recognize that status is not the fast track to a career in politics. However, I view public service as a calling, not a career. I would rather take the difficult path than bow to conventional wisdom. When fellow residents consider where they realistically fall on the philosophical spectrum, I expect my stand for cooperation and common sense will be a fruitful one. And I trust my lack of political party affiliation serves as evidence of my genuine intent to do things differently.
UPDATE: You can see Chamberlin's (very hip) campaign website here