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Campana seeking another term with write-in campaign

Mayor Gabriel J. Campana announced Monday that he intends to seek reelection as a write-in candidate in the Nov. 5 general election.

The statement came following a recent meeting he held with “grassroots supporters,” he said.

The announcement drew questions from online media about whether Campana was misusing government staff and resources to prepare a write-in candidacy while still holding the office.

Campana cited progress in economic development and street repairs, with more than $2.5 million to be spent on streets this year and over the next two years.

He said his administration set the foundation for adding more quality of life improvements to Memorial Park, Way’s Garden and Brandon Park.

Campana said his goal would be to continue to work with developers on revenue-and tax-producing developments, such as those able to be accomplished with the upgrades at East Third Street/Old City Gateway and Park Avenue neighborhood projects.

“By keeping taxes as low as possible and by adding revenue-producing economic developments over the next four years, we will continue to have one of the best cities,” he said.

“I appreciate the confidence my supporters have had in me over the years and ask for their vote on Nov. 5,” he said.

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