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July 9th, 2010
Letter to the editor: Willing to run

To the editor:

It is my understanding that John Thomadies has announced his bid for the San Marcos mayoral position. And, though his mayoral bid might be a refreshing change from our current mayor for many citizens of San Marcos, it is not enough of a change to stem the economic and environmental challenges facing our futures. Without a challenge from one of our many talented citizens to offer a more “out of the beltway” approach to the operations of city government, it appears that John Thomaides is a shoe in. After the last election cycle, I, for the most part decided to not run for office again but continue to do what I do best, community activism. Yet I propose to challenge John Thomaides for mayor of San Marcos if no one else is willing to step up to the plate.

Lisa Marie Coppoletta
San Marcos

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9 thoughts on “Letter to the editor: Willing to run

  1. There are at least 3 seats on the council that will be up for grab, and since you think John’s “mayoral bid might be a refreshing change from our current mayor for many citizens of San Marcos” why would you run against him and split the votes, which gives Susan “a chance” to win if she decides to run again.

    My suggestion to you is try for a council seat and if you win and John wins, then work together for the best of all citizens of our city.

  2. I would welcome Coppoletta on the city council in place of one of the Mayor’s toadies. While I frequently disagree with Thomaides’ political views, it is more important to reduce the size of the Chamber of Commerce’s influence on the city council. We need more than one change in voting power to accomplish that. The only votes not consistently in the Mayor’s purse are Bose and Thomaides. The rest should be targets for those of us who support strengthening our neighborhoods and ceasing the giveaway of public monies scams to the corporate elites under the guise of economic development.

  3. Don’t worry, I’m running again. I plan on spending ten times what I spent in ’08. I will get twice as many votes. You’ll get a Mayor as good as this city has ever seen, a sustainable budget, (perma?)cultural emphasis instead of placeless development, & better relations with the U to name a quick few.

  4. Mr. McCarthy,

    I look forward to hearing more about your platform in the near future. I will be attending Thomaides’ campaign kickoff tonight to hear where he stands on what I consider to be the key issues in this election. Do you have a date set for something similar?

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