To say the least, I was disappointed in your newspaper endorsement of a man who says he is not running for mayor. You insistence on this "endorsement" smacks of the old guard believing the sky is falling when ever there is a probable transfer of power. It also is highly insensitive to a person you claim to support in that you insist on separating his desire to care for his family from a dubious public duty to which he owes no one. I am also tired of your misstatement of Council President Lovely Warrens support of public schools. She does support them. She simply believes as I do that education hungry city parents and children should not be held hostage to the city school district's failures. She correctly says, "parents need options". In additions she says in response to questions about city take over of schools, the superintendent needs to be given the opportunity to work out the solutions. Furthermore, you assume that Lovely's not spelling out all of her strategies is a weakness. Rather it is an important show of good leadership. She believes in including the constituents in crafting solutions. In addition she will as all good leaders do surround herself with competent staff and advisers. The current mayor stated when asked if he wanted to be mayor,"I want to be a grandfather more." Give the man and his family due respect. Also, elect an effective leader Lovely Warren who has the vision, compassion , competence and passion to be the mayor. She after all, represents the future of Rochester. Dr.Ruth H. Scott, former President of the Rochester City Council
I don't know about the particulars of the quote, but I do believe Lovely Warren to be the best candidate for Mayor of the city of Rochester and hope the primary voters will believe the same. I have been in many campaigns myself and believe Lovely to have the needed vision to include all of Rochester in her work to make the whole city a better place to be. I am also disappointed that some politicos have expressed that she should "wait her turn". Where would we be if Anthony, Douglas and King had heeded that advice? Vision and contacts beyond the city's establishment are as much needed here as anything else. That is what Lovely brings to the table. She i s a breath of fresh air in a city where hope is stagnant for too many citizens.
Ruth Scott, former President of the Rochester City Council
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