As we prep our report card for council for the first half of 2015 there was some discussion about who will run for mayor possibly and who may or may not run for council from this motley group?
The buzz is that there’s a chance of a duel between Councilors Maurice Dupelle & David Murphy.
Murphy has not been a secret with the Benson Group behind him however he has utterly failed in his second term as a councilor and his stance against the Arts won’t help him either.
Dupelle has picked his spots and been one of the rare councilors who on occasion has stood up for an issue even knowing that he may not be successful. That’s leadership and communicating to voters where you stand, something very much lacking in Cornwall, especially as we’ve had so many hot button issues over the last two terms.
While Council is not officially partisan there are clear lines as to who is generally in which party at other levels. Murphy is clearly identified as a Conservative; sadly he seems to identify with the worst qualities of conservatives rather than the better ones.
Both men were elected for the first time in the previous term and both have had equal access to committees.
To this writer’s knowledge though Dupelle has never missed a presentation and then come back to trash a group and cut their funding as Murphy has to the 33 year old public art gallery in Cornwall.
Dupelle also works a very busy full time job as opposed to Mr. Murphy’s patronage/cronyism gigs.
The one strong point that Murphy may have over many in his years of service is that he actually seems to understand what a Conflict of Interest is compared to some of his other confreres….
Who would you vote for Cornwall?
Gerry Benson David Murphy or Maurice Dupelle?
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