Saturday, September 16, 2006

Geraghty Backs Patterson In West End Council Race

West End City Councilor Karen Geraghty, who decided last week not to run for re-election, has thrown her support behind Parkside Neighborhood Association President Michael Patterson.

In an email to her supporters on September 10th, Geraghty said that her decision not to run was made much easier because of Patterson’s entry into the race. She called Patterson a “proven leader” who “has the commitment to work as a District Councilor,” and “the vision to not only serve District 2, but to represent the whole city.”

Geraghty also said that she “loved almost every minute of the last 9 1/2 years of being the District 2 representative on the City Council.” She was elected in 1997.
She also said that she believes “that a regular ‘changing of the guard’ is one of the best things there is about local government, and that new ideas and energy should be encouraged and welcomed to the table.”

Patterson was scheduled to have a "Committee to Elect Michael Patterson" meeting at his house at 42 Deering Street in Parkside on Thursday September 14. Geraghty urged her supporters to go to the meeting to learn more about Patterson, and give him their full support “to help ensure that this seat is held by a progressive with a long record of neighborhood leadership and a commitment to constituent service.”
Patterson is running against David Marshall and Cyrus Hagge for the seat.


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