Enquirer Endorses Carran for Mayor
The Cincinnati Enquirer, the region's largest daily newspaper, has endorsed Sherry Carran for Mayor of Covington. The editorial board cites Carran's experience as their reason:
Carran’s experience and commitment to community service make her the most likely to succeed.
Carran is a public servant with a long record of community involvement. She’s concerned about quality of life issues in Covington and has demonstrated that by her community work.
She serves on the Covington City Commission and represents the city on the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments, a leading agency on transportation and other local issues.
She’s worked on Vision 2015, the long-term community plan for Northern Kentucky, and is a member of the Kenton County Governance Study Group, which is examining how local governments in that county can work together.
The Enquirer says that Carran's opponent, fellow current city commissioner Steve Casper, has an ambitious idea that would distract from the city's goals:
A retired Realtor, Casper is floating a plan to build a multimillion-dollar fountain at Covington’s Goebel Park as a year-round attraction to draw families to nearby MainStrasse Village.
It’s an ambitious idea, but it would distract from current plans to focus on redeveloping existing assets, including Madison Avenue and Pike Street, both of which are more critical to Covington’s future.
Read the full endorsement: Cincinnati Enquirer
PHOTO: Sherry Carran