YOUR VIEW: Five examples of political integrity for Mayor Ellen

Published on Wednesday, 20 October 2021 13:32
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To the Editor:

Before heading to the polls on November 2, I ask voters to consider the integrity of the candidates on the ballot.

Ellen Zoppo-Sassu provides a real-life example of political integrity that is unmatched:

(1) Ellen has strong convictions, developed through experience, education, collaborative efforts, and a deep understanding of our City.

(2) Ellen stands by her principles even when it’s challenging. Some politicians, faced with obstacles, might change course to please others or avoid difficult conversations. That is not Ellen. She does what is right, even if it is unpopular. You know where Ellen stands. She is reliable.

(3) Ellen defines “public servant” and “sweat equity”. I don’t know how she manages, or how much sleep she gets, but Ellen is a doer. She accomplishes difficult tasks.

(4) Ellen can work with anyone – even those who disagree with her. Anyone who has served with Ellen will tell you that she is a hard worker who inspires others to do more, regardless of party affiliation. Ellen bargains, compromises, and negotiates. She persuades. She thinks strategically. She is willing to sacrifice in order to get things done.

(5) Ellen makes Bristol better. She serves for the right reasons, not to satisfy her vanity or enrich herself. She uses the power of her office to help others. Ellen is a voice of reason, efficiency, and accountability in City Hall. She is putting our house in order. I am excited to see what she can do with another two years. She earned my vote.

Katherine Matthews


Posted in The Bristol Press, Letters on Wednesday, 20 October 2021 13:32. Updated: Wednesday, 20 October 2021 13:34.