An open letter to the winning candidates from the 2013 municipal election

Congratulations on your win for municipal office. You and your opponent worked hard to present different platforms on a number of important issues and voters ultimately entrusted you to lead them at the local level.

But whether you are Democrat or Republican, your victory is not a mandate to cater to the extremes of your political party.

What you must cater to is the desperate need for leadership and a renewed spirit of bipartisanship and compromise to get things done at every level of government. The change we seek in the national political landscape starts with you, our municipal elected officials.

The voters have had enough of the political status quo.

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