Silent vote – Mayor quiet about re-election plans

March 10, 2010

While Mayor Tom Ambrosino has indicated that he will no longer talk about rumors of his departure from the corner office, he has never said much at all about an extended stay in the corner office.

Many have postulated for two years that the mayor was leaving at any moment, but as time has ticked away, he has not left and it appears he will finish out his term.

Not even he thought that would happen.

Now the big question amongst everyone is whether or not the mayor will run again in 2011.

Immediately after winning his latest term in 2007, he told the Journal he wouldn’t run again and that following his term it would be time for some fresh ideas from a different mayor.

This week he wouldn’t say whether or not he is running, but certainly many of his supporters hope that he is.

Meanwhile, other politicians with mayoral aspirations aren’t so enthused about the possibility of another Ambrosino term, as it would probably mean they would have to wait their turn once again.

“I refuse to talk about my future here anymore,” he said. “All I will say is I intend on being here until January 2011. That’s all I’m going to say about it. Ask me next spring and maybe I’ll have an answer.”

Will he return or will he not?

None of us know, and the mayor won’t say with any certainty.

  • John Perez

    There has never been an administration with more turmoil amongst all departments, scandal after scandal whether it be the police department, fire department, the dpw, the library and even the auditor's office. Whether or not the mayor has anything to do with the inneptness of what has or has not happened, the continuous scandals have all happened under his watch. “Revere can do better” …didn't quite happen.
    He should not run, its obvious he doesn't even want it anymore, its been documented he's gone should he get an appointment from the Governor. We all know he'd be a fool for giving up a four year term, the power and a decent salary should there be no opposition.
    With any decent opposition you will see the end of Tom, he will not seek re-election. Without an opponent he's in again. The people who say they are considering a run if the seat becomes open, should get some intestinal fortitude and run against him, he does not have the strength he did 8 years ago. Let alone he has lost the fire in his belly.

  • John Perez

    Amendment to my previous post:
    I apparantly omitted the school department in relation to scandals under the mayors watch.

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