The Times said that Steve got along with City Hall officials and legislators but didn't every mention that Steve received a vote of no-confidence from the teachers union. Maybe Steve should have worked on the relationships with parents and teachers.
They state that maybe Steve lost because of the things that happened over the last year (try 3 years). But then they go on to say but the other three got reelected "handily." (Apparently they haven't been keeping up on the numbers in the Maier/Peasless race.) And, they don't explain exactly why they think Sundquist lost until the