Letter: Hang on to those Mazzeo for Mayor signs

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To the editor:

City Councilor Melissa Mazzeo fought a valiant battle for mayor. Unfortunately, she came up short.

But she did amazingly well. She defeated Mayor Tyer in the preliminary election, which is extremely difficult to do. Then she lost the general election by only 529 votes out of 11,945 cast even though Tyer had the power of incumbency and the Democrat "establishment" behind her, along with the endorsement of The Berkshire Eagle.

Many successful political leaders have been elected on their second try, like presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, and Gov. Charlie Baker.

I predict that Melissa Mazzeo will be elected Pittsfield mayor in 2023 if she chooses to run again, which she should. She comes from a great Pittsfield family and has been a courteous and effective public servant.

Hold onto your Mazzeo for Mayor yard signs. You will need them in 2023.

Steven Nikitas,




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