So much for all this talk of regionalism. The same goes for trying to address the dysfunction of Albany. Nope, let's look out for ourselves, the rest of you can fend for yourselves. At least that's what Tim Marren thinks. Marren, editor of the Lockport Union Sun & Journal, thinks that Lockport Mayor Mike Tucker is doing such a fine job in his current position that he should stay right where he is. Tucker's name is frequently tossed about as a potential candidate for the 142nd Assembly seat.
Come on, Tim. Yes, Tucker is doing an excellent job for Lockport. But what about the bigger picture? I do agree that losing Tucker would have an impact on Lockport, but, no one can say what that impact would be. Having him as our Assemblyman, and more importantly, taking his successes to Albany, cannot be a bad thing.
Marren goes on to say, "The reason Tucker’s name has come up so many times with regard to the Assembly seat and even other higher offices is because he’s doing a fine job. Because he’s doing a good job for Lockport shouldn’t be enough for him to be plucked from the Lock City and plopped down in Albany". Then who should we send, Tim? You continously harp about the incumbents and you don't want other local officials who are doing well to try to make positive changes in Albany, so should we look for the worst local officials to send to Albany?
One thing is clear-if Tucker does enter the race for Assembly or some other elected office, he will be a strong candidate to contend with. For now, let's hope he, and Lockport, continue to enjoy success.