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Letter to Editor from Mayoral Candidate Marianne Barnebey

'For over three decades we have had the same two men as mayor. Two men who may have had good intentions but quickly became convinced they knew better and didn’t listen to the citizens.'

"I would like to thank Bradenton Patch for providing this opportunity to address our community.

Letter to the Editor From Bradenton Councilwoman Marianne Barnebey

"For over three decades we have had the same two men as mayor. Two men who may have had good intentions but quickly became convinced they knew better and didn’t listen to the citizens. My record shows that listening and respecting you, the citizens,  is the most important part of being a leader and that will continue should you elect me mayor.

"It is time for our daughters, granddaughters and nieces to see someone who looks like them being the mayor who brings our community together and helps Bradenton achieve its promise.

"As your councilwoman, I have seen what has been done, what should have been done better, and what shouldn’t have been done at all. We shouldn’t let what’s good for the “good ‘ole boys” get in the way of what’s best for all of Bradenton’s citizens.

"We need to encourage redevelopment of our downtown that will attract more families, not more bars.

"We must maintain our neighborhoods and ensure all our visitors and citizens are safe.

"We must use our tax money efficiently and wisely and listening to you will be my number one priority.

"Serving as your mayor is much more important than checking items off a bucket list and being a celebrity. Serving as your mayor is more important than using the position as a stepping stone to higher office or becoming a member of the “ruling elite”. Serving as your mayor is about accepting the responsibility to be a servant for all of our citizens, not just a chosen few.

"I was truly blessed to grow up in Bradenton. I humbly ask for your vote to be able to serve you as your mayor and may God bless our city."

 

 

 

Thomas Sifrit October 26, 2012 at 10:12 PM
I can't vote for Marianne because I don't live in the City. However I can attest having known her most of my life that her integrity along with the diligence to do the right thing is second to none. Thanks for allowing her to express herself and hopefully the people in the city will make the right choice. Tom Sirit
Maryann Lawler October 27, 2012 at 06:33 PM
I can and will be voting for Marianne Barnebey for Mayor of the City of Bradenton. When I turned 18 and voted in my first election ever, I worked dilligently to oust Mayor Evers and elect Mayor Poston. Wayne Poston has done a good job, yet I fear he has fallen into the same "good old boy" networking mentality that Bill Evers did after so many years in the same office. That's not fair to the citizens of Bradenton. Wayne Poston promised us he was a "two-term Mayor" - what happened to that promise, Mr. Poston? Marianne brings solid local knowledge and a true willingness to serve; she is the ONLY choice for our future.

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