Election aftermath: sore losers?

About a week before election day, I emailed Mayor Nancy Backus and told her that I’d already mailed in my ballot that voted for her. So did my wife and my son and a couple of friends up here in Lakeland Hills.

We believed that she did a good job as mayor of the city of Auburn. We saw several improvements all over the city. Of course, the improvements were not perfect; nobody is perfect. She missed filling up some of the potholes in our city streets.

Right after election day ,when it was announced that Backus had won her second term as mayor, I emailed her again to offer my “congratulations.” She immediately acknowledged my email with a “thank you” note.

But then I read in the Auburn Reporter that her highly-educated opponent in this race, Deputy Mayor Largo Wales, did not offer a congratulatory comment to Mayor Backus. Nor did I hear anything positive from the well-known “five out of seven” members of the City Council who supported Largo Wales.

It seems to me that they are all sore losers. For the sake of our beloved city of Auburn, they must forget their loss and move on. They must forget their “ala-Trump hate” and get behind Backus. They must help her fill up the street potholes that she missed during her first term.

But the biggest favor I want to ask from the powers-that-be of our city is for them to make sure that the “welcoming city” of Auburn does not become a “sanctuary city.” We, the silent majority of the city of Auburn, would surely frown on that possibility.

– Jesse Jose

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