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January 29, 2013 > Letter to the Editor: The Numbers Game

Letter to the Editor: The Numbers Game

The numbers game being used by Fremont's City Council to fill Bill Harrison's open Council position reminds me of the old con game, "which shell is it under?" What happened to the chivalry of old when imprisoned Knights were treated as important guests when defeated?

Bill Harrison could have shaken hands with Steve Cho and asked him publicly to accept his endorsement to fill Bill Harrison's own open council seat, especially after the mayoral race was won by such a small margin. Steve Cho may have declined, having no corresponding fiduciary responsibility to accept. However, available talent is available talent. Political affiliation should not be a factor in post election actions nor hinder post election working conditions. Those elected now represent equally all voting citizens in their electorate-those who voted for them and those who did not. It becomes their fiduciary duty to weigh all available options and come to a conclusion in the best interests of voting citizens in their electorate-not to a conclusion based on any fiduciary's best interest.

Voting citizens in Fremont have already voiced their choice for Council through the last election's results, offering both a first and a second choice. Reaching out to honor voters' choices and working positively within those choices is a duty of our elected fiduciaries, regardless of their own personal political aspirations.

Can you hear me now?

Faye McKay
Fremont Voting Citizen

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