Letter to the editor: Vote Reed for mayor

Posted 10/3/18

Vote Reed for mayor Under the old system that lasted for about 30 years, the mayor of Castle Rock was appointed by the remaining council members. After being elected the first time, a new council …

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Letter to the editor: Vote Reed for mayor

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Vote Reed for mayor

Under the old system that lasted for about 30 years, the mayor of Castle Rock was appointed by the remaining council members. After being elected the first time, a new council member didn’t walk in the first day and expect to be appointed mayor. A newly elected council member was expected to serve some time, usually a two year term,  and learn on the job what a mayor was expected to know and how to efficiently lead the council before being appointed mayor.

Now we are going to elect the mayor at large. We have three candidates. Two in the past ran for a seat on the council and were not elected. If the voters in their respective council districts didn’t think they were qualified to be council members, why would voters now believe they would be qualified to be elected mayor and be able to walk in the first day and hit the ground running. Its not that easy.

This is not the time for a rookie and the most logical choice for the first mayor elected at large is someone who served six years on the council, four as mayor, and can walk in the first day and be ready to go. The only choice for the next Castle Rock mayor is Randy Reed. 

Ed Rusch

Castle Rock

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