Alderman Reynolds has served this city as the Seventh Ward Alderman and as Majority Leader for many years and is a superb public servant. As a resident of the seventh ward, I can honestly say that he's the best Alderman that a constituent can ask for. I'm involved in politics based on a simple e-mail I sent out to Bill Reynolds years ago. Bill responded promptly and got me involved. Some people may thank Bill for my involvement, others may want to shoot him for it--depending on who you ask. I of course thank him, not just for him helping me out but for the friendship we have shared for the last four years.
Since getting involved, I have walked the ward with him and have seen him in action. He truly cares about Kingston and is someone that I have the utmost respect for. Kingston is lucky to have him and he is far beyond his office.
Alderwoman DiBella is a bright woman who also truly cares about Kingston but in my opinion is too arrogant and power hungry. It takes a lot of gaul on DiBella's part to challenge a person that has done so much for her and for the Democratic caucus. I respectfully submit that Mrs. DiBella is wrong for that leadership position at this time. Keep in mind she is already in a leadership position as Majority Whip and I don't think she should even hold that spot.
Alderman Reynolds has dedicated his professional life to the city of Kingston first, and to his party second. I urge the Kingston common council's Democratic caucus to return Bill Reynolds to a leadership position.