Thursday, 07 August 2014 00:00
The saga of Sea Cliff Mayor Bruce Kennedy’s efforts to seek higher office continues for us to both enjoy and empathize. The man certainly has persistence, in addition to his ability to lead.
To recap, (1) Kennedy was for asked by the Republicans to run State Assembly in April. (2) The Conservatives said they could not support Kennedy, because he had performed two same-sex marriages in
Sea Cliff. (3) They said it would be okay, though, if he renounced those actions. (4) He refused, saying he could not and would not because he was bound to perform the marriages by a state law passed in 2011. (5) Kennedy was dropped and replaced by the GOP. (6) Kennedy said he would continue to seek the GOP nomination by forcing a primary.
Enter the Democrats from stage left. They want Kennedy to run with them instead for State Senate against entrenched GOP leader Carl Marcellino. The 49-year-old Kennedy, a Republican for all 31 of his voting years, is now a registered Democrat.
Cynics might say he is a sacrificial lamb in an election already decided? Not Bruce Kennedy. He is the most dedicated, energetic and involved Sea Cliff mayor that I have ever known in my 50 years of living here. I am convinced that he would put those attributes to good use as our State Senator. Let’s give him a chance to prove it.