Your endorsement of Jim Gray as Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, and my disagreement, are summarized in one sentence from your editorial: “Although Gray has yet to flesh out a Senate platform — something he should get busy doing — his record in city government is well known.”
I agree that his accomplishments in Lexington have been admirable. I disagree that those accomplishments qualify him for a legislative position when he can not, or will not, define a platform.
As senator, Gray’s responsibilities would be different than those of mayor. He would be less involved in the kind of management that he has performed in Lexington and more involved in setting direction for the country.
Yet you don’t seem concerned that he will not tell us what that direction should be. That is a major concern for me, and it should be for all voters.
I think we should keep Gray in Lexington, where he can continue to run the city competently, and elect a senator who is not afraid to tell us what he wishes to accomplish. This is why I am voting for Sellus Wilder. I encourage others to compare his bold vision with Gray’s evasion, and vote accordingly.