In partnership with the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, the Gables Good Government Committee submitted a letter to the Miami Herald concerning negative campaigning in the recent Coral Gables municipal election. Please read the unpublished letter below:
Putting your name on a ballot for consideration for public office takes a tremendous amount of determination and intestinal fortitude, especially these days. But it also requires an equal amount of integrity, faith and honor, something we as residents and business leaders in Coral Gables expect of our candidates, no matter if the term is for two years or four years. And while we saw a vast field – 13 in total – put their name forward and qualify for the April election, not all lived up to that expectation in our estimation.