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Backus is ready to be our next mayor
When voting for a mayor, it is important to remember that governing a city is no different than selecting people to run a business. The City of Auburn is a large business with a budget of more than $200,000 million. It employs over 300 employees and is responsible for providing services to over 72,000 residents.
Auburn has over 80 miles of residential streets, a full-fledged police force, many parks and recreation facilities to run and maintain, and then add in water and sewer services and you begin to see the tip of the iceberg that is the business the size of Auburn.
Certain qualities are necessary for the people we elect to operate this business. The mayor, who in reality is the CEO, needs to have the background that prepares them to make the decisions that will give the citizens the best possible quality of life and protection they need.
My 12 years of public service on the City Council lead me to believe that among the candidates we have to chose from, I must support Nancy Backus for mayor due to her background and proven service to Auburn and for her many years of thoughtful and well-studied work.
Nancy is well qualified, honest and a dedicated public servant, and I urge Auburn citizens to cast their vote for Nancy Backus in the Nov. 5 general election.
– Gene Cerino