The town of Walden has a very important election this Tuesday. We have the opportunity to re-elect Mayor Trohanis and elect Colin Johnson as alderman.
Our mayor has served honorably and helped us get to having a soon to be affordable grocery store and improved already existing properties in our town. His only motives are what's best for all residents, not a chosen few. Not outsiders and naysayers, and a grocery competitor in our neighboring town.
For some reason I have to think his opponent, Mr. Davis, has another motive for wanting the job. Why would he accumulate over a $22,000 dollars war chest from out of town investors, even the mayor of Chattanooga, for a job that pays nothing, nada, zilch? On top of that, he paid someone $6,666.66 to manage his campaign. He's evidently too busy to do it himself so how will he find time to be an active mayor? Makes me wonder. I hope our residents see this for what it is and keep our current mayor for four more years.
We also have the opportunity to elect a young man, Colin Johnson, to help lead our town into the future He has an open mind and no grudge to fight like some others. He's open to doing what's best for all of us and listening to what residents want instead of coming into the race with his mind made up like the mayoral opponent. Adults have to realize when running for office they are responsible for the residents' best interests, even if it's opposite of their personal opinion. That's what they were elected for.
It's simple, help a neighbor in need if you can and leave your personal opinion at home. Some don't get that.