by Dan Gibson
I enjoy political swagger and bravado probably more than anyone, but Ward 4 candidate Tyler Vogt might want to dial it down just a little. I live in Ward 4 and haven't had the best personal constituent experience with Shirley Scott, but when you're going to judge someone's job performance, it might be helpful if your own website gave some indication of what you do for a living other than a super vague reference to the "private sector":
Dear Mrs. Scott:
I am writing to inform you that I have officially submitted my paperwork to run for City Council, Ward 4 in the 2011 Tucson City Election.
I offer you the opportunity to resign from this race with your dignity and your reputation intact. If you choose to remain in the race, you will be opting for a complete exhibition of your performance as a city council member. This information will be presented to the public without personal attacks. It is, after all, your record.
Our city’s future is at stake and the citizens of Tucson cannot afford to have the city continue in decline as we are currently witnessing. The citizens of Tucson deserve to have a knowledgeable, motivated individual seeking to change our city’s course from the sunset of past failures to the dawn of Tucson’s prosperous future.
I am that motivated individual and I take this election and our city’s future as an imperative “must win” situation, both for my family’s future and our city’s longevity. I believe the citizens of Tucson will agree.