Yes, there you have it. Former Coquille Police Chief Mike Reaves has thrown his hat in the ring to run against incumbent mayor, Steve Britton. More on this later as details pour in… so far, however, reaction from everyone I have spoken with has been total shock.

Britton was last challenged, if memory serves, by Reaves’ friend and ally, Bruce Parker. This may be a contentious race. Britton is suggesting public debates for all city council positions. A good idea, I think.