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Hmm lets see Iíll give you one reason why I havenít ran for office, I canít afford to take a pay cut. You see Darn, the Mayor makes roughly between 50 and 60 thousand a year (Iím not sure of the exact number) and Iím not about to leave the company I work for now (where I make a considerable amount more) to be the mayor of Fitchburg(for a lot less then I make now). Maybe if the mayorís salary was raised I would consider running, and Iím willing to bet other qualified candidates would be willing to run as well. But, until the Mayorís salary is raised Iíll wont be giving up my seat at the bar to run for office. Oh and Darn since you seem to have all the answers, how come you donít run for mayor? I mean after all you call out everyone else on Topic Forum for sitting here crying and not running for mayor, how come you havenít run after all you probably do the most crying on Topic Forum.(Well maybe not Kevin gives you a run for your money)
I like your comments. If you would be taking a pay cut, I can't blame you for not running for Mayor. If your numbers are correct; I would be taking a big hit myself, if I was elected Mayor.
But, besides that, I really have no beaf with Mayor Wong anyway. I am sure that she is doing better than I would be doing in that job. Let's face it; without enough money around to cover everything; people are going to be unhappy. She really is in a no win situation.
But, you and your crowd appear to be quite vocal about Mayor Wong. Even if the pay is not that high; can't you come up with one single candidate from your pool of Mayor Wong Bashers? How about a retired cop? He would be fat and happy anyway with his police retirement income; so the 50 or 60 G's would be less of a problem for him. Of course; it would have to be someone who can handle some stress. So, any cop currently out on permenant disability for stress related reasons shouldn't run!
I don't want to be Mayor; but I would love to head up a Civilian Review Board that keeps checks and balances on the Fitchburg PD. It would be a great stepping stone for me; on my way to heading up a Civilian Review Board that keeps checks and balances on all of Massachusett's Lawmen; State, City and Town. What to you think; Clancy ol' Boy; do you think I could cut the mustard?