Tuesday, June 16, 2009
It was all smiles and hand shakes at the first official campaign rally for Milton in 2009. Held at The Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub in Crabapple, an estimated 100 plus citizens attended the event.
Coming out in support of each other include all the current incumbents who are up for re-election. They are Mayor Joe Lockwood and Council persons Karen Thurman, Tina D'Aversa, and Bill Lusk. Each echoed the sentiment of support for the other and their desire to move Milton forward while preserving it's "rural character."
Belief in one another is a long stride from the 2007 election. Lockwood and D'Aversa were instrumental in ousting former Councilmen Rick Mohrig and Neal O'brien. Both men were heavily supported by Thurman and Lusk. As it would turn out, Alan Tart and Burt Hewitt ended up taking the respected seats. Mohrig, who had initially run unopposed in the 2006 election, would only hold his seat for one year while O'brien was only placed for a mere ten months due to a run-off with long time resident Tim Enloe.
While some believe the unified support is a good move, others aren't so sure. Which begs the question: What do you think? Did the Milton incumbents make the right move or are you bothered by this approach? Have your say today in our comments section below!