Assault isn’t an indictable offense–indictable offenses being things such as homicide, rape, etc. Before you take the time to dig up our election laws you might want to look up a few of the hard words.
As for him being in jail, of course he won’t be able to hold office in that case. As it is, he has not been convicted and therefore can RUN. If he IS sentenced to prison, he’ll have to step down.
I’ll also say: I don’t know who broke this up as a “vote for Briglio” thread. I think that talking about a single incumbent falls into the “which candidates for council” tread. However, being separated, I’m not necessarily encouraging people to “vote for Briglio” just because I don’t think he should be judged by his worst day.
Should Anna Ashley not be allowed to run because she committed a crime when she went on strike a few years ago? It’s a bad example–is that someone we want representing us? Of course she should be allowed to run, and of course she might be someone we want representing us.