Backus is the choice for our next mayor
February 27, 2013 · Updated 5:25 PM
I would like to express my support for Nancy Backus, a candidate for Auburn Mayor. Nancy has served as our city councilmember since 2003 and is your deputy mayor.
Nancy has a deep history with our city. She has worked tirelessly, serving on and chairing numerous committees, represented our city at many state and national functions, worked as a finance manager at The Boeing Co. for more than 24-years, and
raised a family in our fine city.
Nancy understands our city's needs for the near term and for the future and has strongly supported planning for economic development and growth over the years while not losing sight of our city's roots.
Nancy is a professional woman with a heart for the community. She believes in strong fiscal responsibility and has demonstrated this philosophy time and time again, using her significant education, finance and accounting background and civic experience as your City Council representative when voting on important city issues and projects.
As we move forward, we will need the leadership that Nancy will bring to the office as mayor of our city.
I have observed signs that have begun sprouting up around our city that say "Fix
Auburn." For the record, our city isn't broken and far from it. If someone believes that our city needs fixing, they had better be prepared to state specifics and not make blank statements without merit. I recall the old adage ... "If it isn't broken, don't fix it!"
Our city is coming out of this recession in better shape than most of our surrounding
communities because of prudent fiscal spending without the need for big government, and we are a much stronger city and community because of it.
Nancy has played an important role in making this a reality, and I strongly urge you to vote for Nancy as our next mayor in the August primary and the November general election.
– Robert Baggett