I expect similar themes to be revealed in the coming weeks and months' right up to Election Day. There are suggestions that the string of publications favoring Kent are orchestrated by political strategist, Elaine Franklin, and although the rumor seems plausible, we haven't been able to peek behind that curtain to confirm it.
I may be daffy, but this has me buggy.
Very little has been written about or by the candidates so far except the Review announcements of candidacy, an opinion piece by Dave Berg, a couple by Studebaker, and a series of weekly letters supporting Kent
My friends comment that I need to react more. That’s not my style...
Quietly and without pomp, Kent Studebaker has led our little city.
... a first-rate city needs first-rate infrastructure in order to attract new taxpaying residents and businesses to support our schools.
His vision of a lively downtown with the North Anchor project will attract new business dollars and a tax base to support our schools.
Prioritizing infrastructure, police, fire and operations may sound boring, but we still generously supported parks and the arts and set aside $400,000 for bikeways and pathways without raising taxes.
— prioritizing infrastructure, police, fire, parks, the arts and bike paths — without raising our taxes.
...who was also very excited about the future our city was taking.
I look forward to four more years...I look forward to the next four years....