Misleading For Your Vote
“When elected as your mayor I will do as other mayors around the state with private sector jobs and recuse myself when there is even an appearance of conflict.”
If you have been reading these emails you know where I stand on the issues facing the city. As a candidate for mayor, I have an obligation to lay out my visions and plans and compare them with others so voters can make informed decisions. Unfortunately, it can also be necessary to address misleading information from other campaigns.
The incumbent mayor has repeatedly said I will not be able to serve effectively because I occasionally recuse myself in votes on matters that involve the firm I work for as an attorney. Not only does she portray my ethical conduct as a liability, but she also presents her argument in a misleading way.
During the seven years I have represented District Three on the city council I have taken part in thousands of votes. Only two of the votes I recused myself from were not unanimous and in not a single case would the outcome of a vote have been affected by my recusal. Additionally, over this same time the incumbent mayor and I have both voted on 98% of the items before council (including absences).
The incumbent mayor knows I have been effective during my seven years on council and the record shows that. Attacks like these are not surprising in a campaign, but they are disappointing.
When elected as your mayor I will do as other mayors around the state with private sector jobs and recuse myself when there is even an appearance of conflict. This election voters have a choice between two contrasting styles of leadership and ethical viewpoints. I believe that my values are in alignment with yours and would love to earn your support at the polls.
For Our Future,