Your Voice: Farmington council member supports LaRussa, Davies

It’s always refreshing to see a contested election, like this year’s race for Farmington City Council. Having more candidates than there are seats gives voters a choice. It gives us the chance to pick which candidates’ viewpoints align best with our own values — and with our vision for what local government should look like.

For me, that means voting for Joe LaRussa and Sarah Davies.

Joe LaRussa has a vision for Farmington that brings together the best of both worlds: our historic backbone, coupled with the best that 21st-century advancements have to offer. No one works harder than Joe, whether it’s at the Council table or out in the community. He’s pursued grants to help the City maximize our budget dollars. If there’s data that needs to be analyzed, he’s on top of it. He’s not afraid to ask the tough questions, and he demands accountability. He dreams big, and then he does the legwork. He deserves your vote for another term.

Sarah Davies may be new to the political scene, but her roots in Farmington run deep. Sarah is a community volunteer and an advocate for residents. She ran the grand opening of Flanders Park. She ran the Great Farmington Cleanup this spring. Now she’s running for Council because she believes, as I do, that Farmington still has so much more we can aspire to and achieve. Sarah champions a proactive approach to city government: town hall meetings, incentives for new businesses and better parking, renewable energy for city hall (while keeping it downtown where it belongs). She’s ready to be the change I want to see in our city.

Please join me in voting for these two passionate Farmingtonians as they each make their bids for City Council. Their leadership will bring the progress we need to the hometown we all know and love.

Maria Taylor
Farmington city council member