To the editor,
The city council, once again, at the expense of the residents, voted unanimously to hold a special election on March 3 to fill the vacant council seat. This in spite of the large group of supporters present at the Jan. 14 council meeting urging for the appointment of a very viable candidate, Sean Sebourn, to fill the vacancy for the remaining two years of the term. At the meeting, I believe it was the mayor, introduced Patrick Zmolek as a possible candidate for the vacancy. Mr Zmolek has since filed the necessary papers to run for office.
A comment from the audience was “if Mr Zmolek was interested in the council seat why didn’t he run in the general election?” You couldn’t help but pick up a vibe that the council, in general, was not rolling out the welcome mat for Sean. So, both Mr Zmolek and Mr Sebourn will be on the March 3 ballot for election to the council.
Sean has made every effort to introduce himself to Jefferson residents and is ready and eager to work diligently and conscientiously for the Jefferson community. If you would like a fresh perspective and representation on your council, I urge you to vote for Sean.
Phylis Crowder, Jefferson