Letter to the Editor: A leader should unite, inspire, empower the community, not sow seeds of discord

Steve Meckes

Steve Meckes

As someone with extensive business experience and a nine-year tenure on the fire and police commission, I feel compelled to share my perspective on the upcoming mayoral election. It is evident to me that our current mayor has fallen short in his leadership and communication skills. Throughout my time serving the community, I have observed firsthand the detrimental impact of his divisive actions and lack of effective communication.

A leader should unite, inspire, and empower the community, not sow seeds of discord where they are unwarranted. It is crucial for a mayor to foster a sense of unity and collaboration among residents, businesses, and public services. Unfortunately, our current mayor has failed in this regard, creating unnecessary divisions that hinder progress and cohesion within our city.

As we approach the election, it is essential to consider the qualities we seek in a leader — integrity, transparency, inclusivity, and the ability to bring people together for the greater good. Let us choose a candidate who embodies these values and is committed to serving all members of our community with respect and dedication.

Together, we can strive for a brighter future under new leadership that prioritizes unity, effective communication, and collaboration. Let’s make an informed choice for the betterment of our city.

Steve Meckes
Quincy, Illinois

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