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LETTER: Endorsement of the voters?

From former Nelson mayor Gerald Rotering

It seems inappropriate for an incumbent to wear the mayoral chain of office in campaign photos. Even American President Joe Biden was recently scolded by commentators for having a Marine honour guard behind him during a partisan presentation, as opposed to when speaking in his capacity as president.

The mayoral chain represents the endorsement of the voters, which is pending during a campaign. Best, in my view, to leave it in the cabinet until the swearing in after the Oct. 15 civic election.

Gerald Rotering

Nelson mayor 1985-1990

Victoria