Courtesy The Beacon
Lockwood stands by his Council
In response to last week’s Political InSighter Column by [Beacon Publisher] John Fredericks titled, “Lockwood’s gamble: Trade two for one.”
Before there was even any word of challengers in this upcoming election in Milton, I made the conscious decision to support the three city council incumbents that were up for re-election. This included council members Lusk, Thurman, and D’Aversa.
This does not mean there is any collusion, voting block, or even any social interactions between us, but only three people out of seven individuals that are working hard to lead our city in a positive direction. We don’t always vote the same on issues and have different opinions on some of our city’s direction, but I believe this is healthy, productive, and what our citizens expect.
This is why I am supporting three different individuals that have worked hard for our city, along with myself, for Milton. This being said, this is in no way a reflection against any challengers and I am confident they understand my position and respect me for it.
Mr. Fredericks while you have your right to your opinion and predictions that I would not value my endorsement of Tina D’Aversa and would “abandon her campaign,” I totally disagree. For me this is not about politics and control, but about commitment, respect, and doing what I believe is the right thing. I will proudly continue to support Tina D’Aversa throughout this upcoming election!
Mayor Joe Lockwood, Milton