Honored to have Sun as mayor
February 29, 2012 · Updated 3:05 PM
As a longtime citizen and voter of this town and someone who has twice run for City Council in Pacific, I'm appalled and amazed at the level of disrespect shown to our mayor, Cy Sun.
Sun is to be commended and congratulated for doing something that is rarely done in politics – to have successfully waged a write-in campaign and unseat a two-term incumbent mayor. Regardless of what camp you were in, you have to tip your hat to a man in his 80s, a highly decorated Korean War veteran with no political or campaign experience pulling off what he did.
Whether you like Cy Sun or not, he is the mayor and he will be for at least four years. He ran on the idea that if he somehow won the election, he would clean house and make a lot of changes, and that is exactly what he is doing.
Councilmember Gary Hulsey should be ashamed for questioning Sun's military record. He should publicly apologize to Mayor Sun, then resign. While history has shown that some people make claims about military service or medals/recognition that turn out to be false, most people truthfully talk about their military service or don't talk about it at all.
Mayor Sun didn't have to prove anything to Hulsey or anyone else. Your prior service in the military or your status as a City Councilmember does not give you any right to challenge a man's honor.
Cy did serve with honor and distinction. He raised a family. He built a family farm from the ground up and then when everything was said and done, he decided there was one more thing he could do to serve. He put himself out there as a candidate for mayor, a write-in nonetheless, and he won with hard work and perseverance.
I'm honored as a citizen to have a military veteran and someone who served in combat as my mayor. Give him a chance and see what he does. If you still don't care for how he does things, then vote him out or run for office.
– Kevin Cline