Backus is the right person to lead Auburn

My wife, Leila, and I support Nancy Backus’s desire to continue as our city’s elected mayor. She has proven herself to be an honest and thoughtful leader.

Her transition from the City Council into the mayor’s role, coupled with her high level of private sector financial skills have translated into an ideal skill set to step into the executive role as mayor.

We have also taken note of the people who are supporting Nancy for re-election. This tells us that she is a person who can work well with others. This is the kind of leadership we need to guide us through the upcoming changes and challenges that we must confront. The relationships locally and regionally are vitally important

Nancy consistently impresses us with her compassion and patience. Her love for our community shines through in nearly every interaction. This is the attribute that the people of Auburn should desire most in their mayor – a person with an unwavering belief in the people and the city. We deserve only the best and she is fighting to ensure that Auburn is that place.

Nancy is also a woman of her word. Take a look at what she said she was going to do in her last campaign – you will see that she kept her word. She said she would hire more police officers. She did. She said she would bring in more quality businesses and jobs. She did. She also said that she would find additional funding for street repair and improvement. She did.

I would like to commend Nancy for running another positive, intelligent and professional campaign because that’s who she is. I challenge every Auburn voter to talk to her at least once before making a decision and you’ll realize what we already know. She is a strong, independent woman who only has Auburn’s best interest in her heart. She’s realistic about our challenges and she’s a proven problem solver.

We need a consensus builder and a person that will stand with us. My wife and I urge you to cast your vote for Nancy Backus as elected mayor.

– Chuck Booth and Leila Booth, former Auburn mayor, former assistant superintendent of the Auburn School District

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