We have read four letters to Your View regarding our current Mayor John Stanforth, and we would like to add that we wholeheartedly agree with the sentiments of those letters. We too have known John for many years.
The mayor himself does not have the power to raise taxes and fees. That task belongs to our city council to study and debate and decide if such an increase is necessary in the best interest of the citizens of Wilmington, and they have done a good job.
The citizens of Wilmington do deserve a mayor who does work extremely hard to improve our city for the future without having family in key city positions, or lowering his integrity and becoming a politician. John ran his own business for many years and was recognized by the State of Ohio as one of the best in his line of work.
Please support John in the upcoming primary election. The work he did for us personally was excellent, on time and on budget. Experience and example speaks louder than words.
We have just one question for the voters that can’t decide who to vote for: Why would you as a taxpayer want to elect someone that already receives a full pension from a former city position and allow them to start receiving a new salary from your tax dollars while continuing to collect that pension?
Gary and Marcia Leigh