Last year, we voted for the mayor and members of the Wellington Village Council. Looking at the last few local elections in Wellington, it seems that more village residents voted in this election than in any other village election in quite some time. Why does the Wellington Chamber of Commerce continue to insult our intelligence, attacking the people we voted for and pretending that the election wasn’t representative of the wishes of the people?
I voted for Bob Margolis, Matt Willhite and John Greene, and so did thousands of other Wellington voters. We studied the issues, met with all the candidates and made the decision to change the way business was being done in our great village. Maybe the chamber is upset because they know when people in Wellington get involved, they can’t control who runs our government, and when sunlight is put on our elected officials, they can’t run shady backroom deals that only serve to enrich their members.
Today I am asking the Wellington Chamber to respect our decision and find a positive way to work with our elected leaders. I am also asking the people of Wellington to stay involved — always remember to vote and participate in our local government. But most importantly, I want to remind everyone that we should never go back to a time when our village was run by a small group of people whom we never voted for.