I'd rather vote for someone who disagrees with me on some issues if they're willing to state their own personal opinions and stick to them than someone who wants to depend on polls and surveys that may never get done to make up their mind for them. What will this kind of council person accomplish for us? Not a thing.
This is what the pandering politicians don't get, imo.
As for me? I am who I am. People know where I stand. You can either agree with me or disagree with me. You can even hate me. But you know where I stand.
I also disagree with pundits who think that people like Zach Payne accomplished nothing because he was sometimes(often?) a lone vote. Sometimes that one vote in an 8-1 decision is the RIGHT decision, even if the public is begging for the other option. We are a Constitutional republic, not a democracy. It's important that we elect people who understand our system. Majority rules is not how our government is designed.