I've watched as the campaign for mayor and council has unfolded. I've considered how each candidate has comported himself, how they performed in the various debates, and how they have interacted with the voters.
On one hand, we have Mr. Davis who really hasn't offered anything but vague platitudes and pollyannaish suggestions about how to address our community's issues. On the other hand we have Mayor Mark Smith and his proven record of success in paying down city debt, bringing in new developers, and actually delivering a zero tax increase this year.
Mr. Davis seems to have surrounded himself with the same old people who dragged Bayonne down in the past. Mayor Smith has a team of solid citizens on his council and qualified professionals in his administration.
It seems a pretty easy choice for me. I'm voting for Mayor Smith and his team because they have a real plan that's working to move Bayonne forward.
EDWARD G. SMITH