Letters to the Editor

Elect Backus as our next mayor

Nancy Backus is the person we need to bring our city into the next generation.

I served the City of Auburn as mayor for eight years. I know how difficult the job is and what it takes to hold that office. I can say with high certainty that Nancy has all of the qualities and more to lead our city forward into the future.

There are many that are calling her "more of the same" or one of the "good ol' boys," which tells me that they don't know Nancy or haven't spoken with her to know that this is an untrue characterization.

I have watched Auburn campaigns closely and I have to commend Nancy for running a positive, intelligent and professional campaign. I want to support and vote for a person that believes that Auburn is a great place to live and raise children.

She is a person that already has made and maintained the partnerships Auburn needs to improve our roads, bring in large and small business to increase our tax base and has the financial background to create funding to hire more police officers for our public safety. These are some of her priorities and I could not agree more that these objectives should be her focus as our next mayor.

I have heard some negative statements about Auburn and Nancy in the media and it saddens me to hear these comments because this kind of divisiveness does not move the city forward in these economic times. We all want a good quality of life and the necessary city services to sustain Auburn into the future. We can do this by electing a qualified dedicated person such as Nancy Backus.

Nancy realizes there are opportunities that can be done to improve local government. Nancy is not adverse for change that will create more programs to help our citizens and businesses thrive. This tells me she is someone that is realistic about the state of the city and is knowledgeable about what our government can do for the people of Auburn. She knows there are things the city already does well and should continue doing them. She will always seek to change those things that need improvement.

Auburn is "not broken." My wife and I will be voting for the person who believes in our great 122-year-old city. We need a consensus builder, a person who will stand with the citizens of Auburn and a person who will listen to the people of Auburn - and Nancy Backus is the qualified candidate to be Auburn's next mayor.

– Charles A. Booth

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