The mayor shared his war chest with candidates he endorsed. The money used for an expensive advertising blitz. Thje mayor helped because they lacked plans for a new convention center hotel, an entertainment venue at the Ocean Front, and believe in the light rail.
Summing up the Godfather-lie role, the Virginian-Pilot labeled Mayor Sessoms, “A king maker because he can pump money into a race and open doors to big donors.”
A ward systems is justified and overdue. Also, it levels the playing field for small business owners and average citizens.
This November back candidates who pledge to scrap at-large voting.
Al Strazzullo - Virginia Beach
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