In the recent mayoral debate, Bruce Jones described his leadership philosophy. He said, “a leader should be an honest broker, be transparent, do the right thing without regard to politics.” How refreshing in 2018. Astoria needs him to be its next mayor.

Bruce’s career as a Coast Guard commander was built on consensus and not personal agenda. He worked with private industry and government agencies. Whether it was managing an oil spill or rescuing hurricane survivors, Bruce’s selfless leadership saved lives and sensitive ecosystems. His calm, organized, thoughtful and detailed approach earned him the respect of all.

Bruce’s tenure on the City Council is another example of calm, reasoned leadership. He has handled important city business with a fair-minded approach without any personal bias. He has earned the admiration of this fellow councilors and city staff.

Bruce wants safe neighborhoods, quality schools, meaningful jobs, life enriching opportunities, and tolerance for all. Bruce wants the Astoria in 25 years to be better than it is now. Bruce is aware of the issues facing our community, and listens to the input of others. His vision and leadership style are exactly what Astoria needs now. Vote for Bruce Jones.

Mimi Rose


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