Congratulations to Mayor Jim Sottile and Alderman at Large Jim Noble and all the Aldermen that were sworn in. Especially Alderman Reynolds, Alderman Senor, Alderwoman Ringwood and Alderwoman Whitlock.
The Common Council for 2008-2010 and how they will govern :
Ward 1 Al Teetsel, when he shows up, Minority Leader :
Al can be a good Alderman if he would stand up for something and stop being such a follower...I don't expect much.
Ward 2 Jen Ringwood :
Jen is a proven leader and will continue the good work that she started two years ago. Expect her to continue to introduce legislation that will improve the quality of life for Kingstonians.
Ward 3 Charlie Landi :
Not a big fan of Charlie but he knows his stuff and the issues of the third ward. I expect Charlie to follow lock step with Sottile. Despite the speculation, I doubt that the 'old Landi' will resurface anytime in the near future.
Ward 4 Rev. Shirley Whitlock :
Shirley will be a breath of fresh air to the fourth ward and I really think that even her opponents will be impressed with the leadership that she shows in the next two years.
Ward 5 Cruella DiBella :
Cruella is a mean spirited person that is in it for herself. I don't expect much.
Ward 6 Ron Polacco :
Ron will either be quite and learn the ropes or will be a thorn in Sottile's back and use the seat as a stepping stone for higher office...only time will tell.
Ward 7 Bill Reynolds, Majority Leader :
What can I say about Bill, Kingston's Seventh Ward will continue to shine under his leadership. Reynolds should be mayor.
Ward 8 Robert Senor :
Alderman Senor will continue to fight for the residents of the Eighth Ward and they will be well served. I think Senor will show a little more independence this term.
Ward 9 Mike Madsen :
Madsen is a very involved Alderman and will continue to be a voice for the 9th ward and for parking meters. To give you an example of low dedicated Madsen is, on Christmas I had to run to the gas station to pick something up and on the side of the road was Madsen changing a municipal trash can. He cares about Kingston.
Mayor James Sottile is sworn in by Judge James P.Gilpatric, with his wife MaryBeth Sottile
Common Council President James Noble is sworn in for another term by Judge Ball as his family looks on.