I was very excited over reading in the Daily News this morning that we will be having a debate involving the councilor-at-large candidates & incumbents.
That will be on the 16th – and should be an excellent opportunity to hear out fairly all those participants!
But what about the ward councilor races? These competing candidates need a voice too!
Many do not have a website or even an active Facebook presence. (As in actually indicating what they consider important, who they are and why they are running.)
Showing a toothy smile, and giving a brief biography doesn’t tell me much.
I mean, even after he lost in the preliminary vote, I would like to have known more about the Ward 4 candidate, Sean McDonald’s background, what he stood for and what he planned to do if he was elected. Paula Chamber’s website was too vague – I would have loved to see more than just a picture on a sign and some general concepts.
If the voters simply knew more concrete information, it may have changed the outcome of the vote!
So now, we have quite a few left with nothing for the rest of us to be informed on but a bunch of slick brochures, bright signs, cheerful Internet sites and those happy smiles.
The Daily News is supposed to inform the citizens – so when are we getting the whole picture on ALL those who are running!?!
Well, until that happens,
I bet the candidates are thankful they spent all that money on regular dentist visits!