There's an old saying that comes from a beer commercial that goes like this: Know when to say when. In this case, we're not talking about levels of alcohol consumption, but of running for political office.
Current City of Lockport 2nd Ward Alderwoman Phyllis Green is running for the 1st Ward seat in the city. After unsuccessfully attempting to have her opponent, political novice Richelle Pasceri, thrown off the ballot, Green vows to fight on.
Fight for what? Fight for the hypocrisy that has marked your campaign? Remember, this is the same Phyllis Green who voted herself a 23% pay raise, rationalizing that the Council needs to raise their own pay to attract candidates. A new candidate steps forward and Green wants her booted off the ballot.
Green sought to deny the voters of the First Ward their right to choose and she should be ashamed of herself. We know, Phyllis, candidates have the right to challenge blah blah blah. YOU did it days after saying we need more candidates, therein lies your hypocrisy.
We need new ideas and new perspectives from our elected officials. Phyllis, it's time to say "when".