Flyers spur tension between candidates
Councillor accuses former incumbent of circulating inflammatory handout
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Nick Papa denies that he was distributing the flyers and said he was sending out his own campaign materials when he was caught on-camera.
“I have better things to do than that,” he said. “She’s trying to prove herself to be right when she’s wrong.”
Cilevitz believes that, if her instincts are right, then it’s a poor way for a candidate for public office to behave.
“I am absolutely appalled and shocked that Mr. Papa would stoop to this level in order to attempt to win back the Ward 5 seat,” she said. This incident has served to be a warning sign for Papa. “I wasn’t familiar with how she operates [before],” he said. “Now I know how she operates, so now I’m going to keep an eye on her Facebook and all the other stuff.”
“She’s trying to prove herself to be right when she’s wrong.”
Ward 5 councillor Karen Cilevitz