As we saw last week, campaign season brings out the worst in people. Negative mailouts filled with lies, people setting up phony web sites and registering domain names that have the name of a possible opponent were just a few of the shenanigans we saw recently.
This week we see that campaign season also brings out the best in people. Yesterday we received a mailout from Tom Witts who is running for mayor. It talks about uniting Snellville, keeping taxes low, attracting economic growth and bringing new jobs. All positive things that will make our city better.
Even more important, the mailout talks about ending the reckless lawsuits and embarrassing headlines that have hurt Snellville’s reputation. That might sound like just political talk except for one thing. Mr. Witts has already taken a big step towards bringing the unity he talks about.
What you also find on the mailout is a picture of him shaking hands with former mayor Emmett Clower. Mr. Clower is also quoted and he says, “I’m supporting Tom Witts because I believe he is the right leader to take us to new levels of success and restore our rightful place as a leader amongst the cities in Gwinnett”.
This is BIG. I don’t want to go into all the details of the past. Let’s just say Mr. Witts and Mr. Clower have been on two different sides of Snellville politics. Now they’re on the same side. That’s a big step towards bringing everyone together and working for what’s best for Snellville.