Let the mudslinging begin!
With three open seats up for grabs it is no surprise that
The first punch, however, was not thrown by a candidate but by resident Ken MacNamee.
Known at City Hall for his fight against the city renewing a contract with
Since it was sent, the letter has gone viral on the Facebook group Delray Raw, a forum for residents to discuss hot issues affecting the city.
Concerned Delray Citizens:
Attached is an invitation to meet Commission Candidate-- Shelly Petrolia on January 24th. She needs your backing and support so that we get a mature adult with business savvy overseeing our City' governance.
She has been successful and self sufficient which unfortunately is missing with the current Commission. Aside from interim Commissioner Morrison, the other four Commissioners and Shelly's opponent public records show some troubling personal concerns about their capability to oversee a large enterprise like the City of Delray:
1)- home foreclosure
3)- $74K Collection Judgment
4)- still living at home with the parents
5)- co-owning and living with a sibling for years
6)- needing a parent to cosign on a recent home purchase
7)- living in the home willed by a parent
We need Commissioners with their personal life in order. So, please come and meet Shelly Petrolia and see why she has my endorsement and full financial backing (as does mayoral candidate Cary Glickstein).
Feel free to forward this email to your fellow Concerned Delray Citizens
Meanwhile, Petrolia, who is running against Kurt Lehman and Alexander Christopher, said she did not know that MacNamee would be sending the letter and said she has no idea whether the statements are true.
"The way I feel about it is that everyone has the right to express their concerns and their opinions," she said. "But the campaign should be about the candidate, the qualifications they bring to the table and the issues."
Petrolia said it is unfortunate that people outside her campaign team have decided to speak about personal things rather than the issue.
"I don't control that," She said. "Mr. MacNamee is Mr. MacNamee. Everyone who has met him knows he is his own person."
Mayoral Candidate Cary Glicksten's name was also mentioned on the letter but Glickstein's campaign manager Bret Daniel said the campaign wants nothing to do with the letter.
"Mr MacNamee's views or letter does in no way reflect the kind of campaign we want to run," Daniels said.