My electoral night focus is locally focused. I would love to report a clean sweep, but two out of three isn't bad.
I want to give my congratulations to Maureen McGinnis, top vote getter, and Dane Slater, who came in second. Will Molnar made it close, but the lone tax fighter, Wade Fleming came in third. Fleming was the lone incumbent and his wife was running for re-election to the school board, so maybe its no surprise he snuck in there. So, I offer him congratulations and offer my hope that he will join in the hard work of getting a once proud city back on track.
This is a strong no to the tactics of the so-called tax fighters. It represents the recognition that the people of Troy don't want to shut down the second most used library in the county and other contributors to our quality of life. Strong leadership from the council, together with transparency and education will draw the community together.
So, a good night for Troy!