To the editor,
We all get the post cards, see advertisements, yard signs and even knocks on our door. The election season can’t end soon enough.
Many already made up their minds and are ready to vote Democrat or Republican. But wait, what about our local Mayor race that doesn’t have Republican or Democrat after their name on the ballot? Now what? It’s easy to figure out what party you support and then vote for their candidates, but on local races, it’s more difficult to find the True Conservatives, if you generally favor Republicans.
In Lakeville, even Liberals claim to be “fiscally” conservative. True Conservatives work for more efficient government that is good at the core services a city is expected to do, and limiting the expansion of non-essential items to keep from increasing taxes and balance the budget. As a local Republican, I was happy to receive an email from the Lakeville District Republican party that they interviewed and recommended re-electing a True Conservative for Mayor, Mark Bellows.
Over 12 years I have personally had the chance to talk to current Mayor Mark Bellows and would have voted for him without the Republican Party recommendation. However, for many people it becomes difficult to cut through the often obnoxious signs and advertisements to determine who they would support. In the Mayor’s race all three candidates claim fiscal constraint, but I know Mark Bellows is the only one who has done so consistently.
The Republican recommendation of Bellows is important because one of the candidates has gone to great lengths to both confuse conservative voters, and deceive me. A volunteer for Matt Little’s campaign knocked on my door this week and wouldn’t answer my question if Matt was Democrat or Republican. I don’t have a problem that he is a liberal, but be honest about it. I’ve learned that he has been supported by liberals from across the country like the director of the AFL-CIO in DC.
If Matt Little can’t be honest, he can’t be trusted.
I support the True Conservative, Mark Bellows for Mayor.
Jon Koznick, Lakeville