Letter: Time for Change

Letter: Time for Change

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:

Mayor Bill Euille lacks the moral compass to lead Alexandria again. He lost the Democratic primaries in June to Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg. Rather than concede defeat graciously, he chose to sulk. He reneged on a pledge all three Democratic candidates took that they would not run a write-in campaign if defeated. Now, his campaign has broken the law by using a sample ballot flyer implying that it was endorsed by the Alexandria Board of Elections. Moreover, his yard signs are deliberately misleading, proclaiming that he is “A proven Democrat for Mayor." Mr. Euille is not a Democrat anymore. He renounced his affiliation with the party when he became a write-in candidate for the mayor of Alexandria.

What’s more, Mr. Euille is beholden to real estate developers and business groups who hope that he will look favorably upon them when they seek favors, even if they come at the expense of the quality of life of citizens.

I’m supporting Allison Silberberg for mayor, whose ethics are unimpeachable. As vice-mayor, she has had the courage of her convictions to stand up and speak out time and time again even if it meant casting the only no vote on key issues affecting residents of the city. She returned campaign contributions from real estate developers. And her campaign gives strict orders to volunteers to take the high road.

Alexandrians are sick and tired of business as usual. We want a change.

Vineeta Anand