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November 9, 2013

Your view: Letters to the editor

Thanks for supporting Zanni for mayor

To the editor:

First off, I would like to thank you and your paper for your professionalism while covering the mayoral race in Methuen these past few months. However I am writing this letter to thank all the citizens of Methuen, especially those who voted to re-elect Steve Zanni as mayor for restoring my faith in this great city.

I have seen quite a few mayors come and go over the past 22 years since my wife and I and our kids decided to make Methuen our home. Some of the previous mayors did a great job while others not such a great job.

Mayor Zanni in my opinion falls under that category of a mayor who has done a great job for our city over the past two years as his campaign slogan said “because results count.” So why would we not give him an opportunity to be mayor the next term or two years? Isn’t that the right way of rewarding an employee of the people for doing a great job?

By re-electing Mayor Zanni we not only showed the other cities within the Merrimack Valley that the one with the most signs doesn’t win an election in Methuen but we also sent a message that you need to have some type of platform to run for mayor in Methuen! I also believe we sent a message that we are no longer going to elect someone mayor in Methuen just because they say they are going to “make Methuen a better place to live.” That’s a great statement but then you better be ready with some type of explanation or statement of how you are going to make Methuen a better place to live!

Please remember that you do not need to be mayor of Methuen to make it a better place to live but instead anyone who calls themselves “Methuenites” and live in Methuen can do that, including city councilors. So I really need to thank you all for doing what is right and not what is expected! For this I say, thank you!

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