Submitted by Gene Nocera, Councilman.
On September 10, the voters of Middletown witnessed a stunning grassroots victory of the Florsheim Campaign, as he came in first place out of four Democratic candidates for mayor.
I am proud to support Ben Florsheim for mayor and I want to tell you why. Ben and his energetic, experienced Row A Team are the embodiment of the change that our great city needs at this time.
Ben is committed to our city and to ensuring our future is bright. That’s evident in the issues he has placed front and center in his campaign, starting with education. After a career as a teacher and a principal, I know firsthand how important city leadership is to our schools. We need a mayor who will work with our superintendent and Board of Education, not fight with them at students’ expense.
Ben will focus on improving our infrastructure, fixing our roads the right way and making Middletown friendlier for pedestrians and cyclists. I serve on the Public Works Commission, and Ben understands how important complete streets are for our economy, our downtown, and the riverfront. He will plan thoughtfully, work tirelessly, and communicate with the public.
His commitments are not just words or wishes, but a “call to action” for all of us to join together for our common good.
It’s easy to think that concepts like leadership never really change much from generation to generation, but it couldn’t be further from the truth-- as experts in the field of leadership remind us over and over again.
Leadership styles reflect cultural norms, and a lot has changed in the last 30 years. Leadership style drives change and growth and Ben Florsheim is the candidate to lead Middletown into our future.
Please join me in supporting Ben Florsheim for Mayor on November 5, 2019.