By Mark E. Sloan, Alexandria (File photo)
To the editor:
I have been amazed at the number of conversations suggesting that Mayor Bill Euille should simply “fall in line” and “endorse the primary winner.” I am not advocating for Euille or for Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg, but this argument doesn’t sit well with me.
On the one hand, Euille could do what the vice mayor’s supporters suggest. However, it is not undemocratic for Euille to consider a write-in campaign. It does not harm the city for him to do so.
The rules of our democratic government allow for it, just as those same rules allow for Silberberg and any other citizen of the city to run. If Euille believes he has a better vision and plan for the city’s future, why not let him run? No one will be forced to vote for him.
What is it about Euille’s candidacy that so concerns the vice mayor’s supporters?