To The Daily Sun,
I am a candidate for Franklin's City Council in Ward 2. It has come to my attention that a candidate for the School Board is trying to make the tax cap an issue in the City Council race. His goal appears to be to get citizens to vote against me and Heather Moquin, a candidate for Ward 1.
At last Monday's candidate forum (which the School Board candidate declined to attend), there was a question on the tax cap. All the candidates responded with essentially the same answer: that the citizens of Franklin had chosen the cap, that if the cap were to be broken it should be by a vote of the citizens, but that no one was proposing that such a vote be taken. You can view these responses at https://youtu.be/kR1EftZZ-1Y.
I don't know why he is seeking to smear me; he has never approached me about this question or, in fact, spoken to me at all. I do know that waging a campaign of innuendo on a fictitious issue is beneath the dignity of a public official. Therefore, I ask the voters of Ward 2 to write in Tina Thurber for the 3-year School Board position. And I urge voters in all three wards to exercise their democratic right and vote this Tuesday.
Vincent S. Ribas
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