Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Three Term Incumbent Mayor Loses

I'm looking forward to writing that opening again in September but for now at least the people of Altamont have elected themselves a new Mayor. Apparently the last Mayor of Altamont pretty much just did what he want and didn't listen to the people. Turns out that isn't a good long-term strategy. So the new Mayor is James Gaughan. To the quotes:

"Gaughan said he felt the incumbent had not done enough to engage townspeople in the decision-making process. "No. 1 on the agenda is putting in place a government that's more participatory, more responsive," said Gaughan, who is 60."

Participatory Responsive Government - It's a winning strategy.