Independent mayoral candidate Gary Lawton issued this press release today:
While I realize that fund raising and donations to ones campaign is crucial, I believe that especially during these hard time I can not find it in me to ask for money to help in my campaign.
I have thought long and hard about this and just don't understand how I could ask someone to donate money to me, so I can spend it on advertising to let them know they should elect me , so that they can pay me. Once again maybe I am not understanding on how the political process goes but to me especially in these economic times people should keep their money for themselves, I personally just can't ask when others don't have to give to me
I would rather meet people and talk to them face to face, it is with that thought in mind that I hope to be able to have some meet the candidates and have our citizens ask me point blank the questions on their mind, such as how I plan to deal with the growing deficit, how to get downtown revitalized and how I think we should attract business to our city, but also as important I want ,like I said, before to hear their ideas because you never know when a good one will come along and I feel the entire city should be involved in the process of revitalization not only downtown but all of Bristol, cause we all have to work together to make it happen and I believe it can.
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