As the paper reported all the candidates filing to run for Mayor I am not very excited about the list. With that in mind I hope it’s not too late for Mayor Ness to maybe reconsider and put his name in the running for mayor of this great city.
This city is too big to have someone with no or hardly any political experience running it. Even though Emily Larson and Howie Hanson have some city council experience it is nothing like the experience Mayor Ness had before he was mayor. I hope through the whole process these two candidates, who I would consider the front runners, will do their part and convince me to vote for them.
But with that in mind I will do my part to perhaps convince Mayor Ness to do four more years! We need him to run this city and keep it on the right track. I haven’t agreed with all his decisions but I would consider his 8 years in office very successful. I know the population of Duluth hasn’t grown like he had hoped and planned but I like his ability to make the tough decisions when they arise despite the popularity of said decision. I like his leadership, I like his love for this city, and I like his experience.
Even though Mayor Ness is a bit too liberal for me at times, I would be happiest if he would run again. I believe he would have no problems getting reelected for a third term. Maybe we can start a write in campaign.
Mayor Ness please don’t go!