It's mere days to the Democratic primary that will narrow the field of candidate's for the 7th Bristol District seat from 5 to 2. So far the race has been lackluster and it seems the better known candidates have been relying on name recognition.
The one forum scheduled for the 4 Democratic candidates has been pushed off as the Herald News and WSAR have tried to accommodate the schedule of City Councilor Leo Pelletier. Finally, fed up by Pelletier's lack of willingness to participate, the forum is scheduled for tomorrow. One candidate, John Rodrigues has stated that if Pelletier doesn't participate, either will he. That means that unless something changes only Kevin Aguiar and Tony Sousa are willing to take the time to present themselves to the voting public. It's upsetting that Rodrigues has decided not to participate but it's frustrating to have Councilor Pelletier tout his work ethic when he's not willing to work for our vote. Feeling this same frustration the Herald News took Leo to task in their recent editorial.
So come February 5th who should walk away the winner? I really can't say, however, I would be reluctant to vote for a candidate who didn't participate in the only forum.