I have seen local politicians come and go. Some choose not to seek re-election while others are defeated. Either way I have never seen an "ex" politician attend the incoming successors meeting. Until recently. Our new Mayor Danielle Jury took office in December and the ex-mayor was in the audience when she took her oath of office. I thought it was a little odd that the "ex" was there, I kept thinking that maybe he was only showing his support for the new mayor. The "ex" has attended every meeting since then and sometimes arrives earlier than our new mayor.
I posed the following question to local political guru Jeff Graham. Should the ex-mayor attend everyone of his successors meetings? You will have to watch the video below to see Graham's reply.
Remember when you were a teenager and making out? How would you feel if one or both of your parents were sitting there watching... making sure you do it the right way. Creepy? YOU BET! Almost like the ex- mayor attending the new mayors first, second, third, ...... meetings. Making sure she runs the village the right way.... Just a random thought...