Change over­due

The London Free Press - - LETTERS -

Read­ing the ar­ti­cle Icy bat­tle in

east end (Oct. 6), brought no sur­prise to me as a long­time res­i­dent of Ward . I also have been given the icy no-eye-contact at­ti­tude from Bill Arm­strong be­cause I dis­played an­other coun­cil­lor’s cam­paign sign on my lawn many years ago.

In­stead of in­tro­duc­ing him­self or shar­ing his plat­form ideas with me at that time, he chose to ig­nore me dur­ing the years, a neigh­bour and res­i­dent of his ward. This be­hav­iour has made me re­al­ize I do not want an in­di­vid­ual rep­re­sent­ing me who can­not even look at or talk to me.

I want the can­di­date who came to my door in the un­bear­able heat of a sum­mer day, took time to in­tro­duce him­self, shake my hand and was per­son­able. A can­di­date who even put on a bar­be­cue so his con­stituents could so­cial­ize and get to know him and his plat­form. A can­di­date who took a few min­utes to lis­ten to me as a res­i­dent of Ward 2. A can­di­date who seems hum­ble and sounds ready for po­lit­i­cal of­fice in ad­dress­ing the is­sues of Ward 2. This to me is the type of per­son I want rep­re­sent­ing me at the ta­ble.

It’s time for a change in Ward 2. De­bra Bates Lon­don

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