The negative campaigning going on in the local election is unconscionable to me and I do not condone such behavior.

There are a lot of unfounded accusations about Vice Mayor Paul Rolli and his campaign team (I am a member of Rolli’s campaign team). Rolli publicly denounced being involved and said there was no place in our city for this kind of thing.

I have spoken in person with Rolli about the flyer. When I asked Rolli if he sent the flyer he spoke plainly and never broke eye contact with me when he said, “Absolutely not.”

Personally, I am certain that Rolli would not do something like that because I have known him for many years and he has always been completely honest with me.

As a political activist for more than 40 years I see no need for Rolli to suddenly change his ways because he is the incumbent with a high probability of winning re-election. 

Why would he go through the time, trouble and expense to put out a poorly written flyer with poor English and spelling errors, so not up to his professional standards? 

I will be glad when this election is over and maybe we can all get back to being nice to one another.

- Butch Rowley, Wilton Manors


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