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Candidate for City Council: Let's End the "Trash Talking and Mud Slinging"

Candidate for Attleboro City Council, Jay DiLisio says no one wins in a mud-slinging election.

Over the past few months, some residents of Attleboro have received unsigned letters regarding various elected officials in our city. The most recent letter, “The Attleboro Observer,” falsely affiliated my campaign with this letter.

I am openly asking Jerry Chase: Are you the author of the “Attleboro Observer,” and the “Horse's [expletive] ” letters?

I ask, not to stir the pot, but to put an end to the series of demeaning anonymous letters which have dominated the 2011 campaign.

As an Attleboro resident, I am embarrassed by the author’s very poor attempt to drag everyone down to the mud-slinging level at which the author apparently feels comfortable with. As a candidate, I am enraged and offended at the the author's attempt to affiliate their trash with my  issue-based effort to help our city.

I am stating here for the record that I am in no way, shape or form, affiliated with these cowardly writings. Additionally, I pledge to each and every resident of Attleboro, not only will I not utilize any negative campaign tactic; I will include my name on everything I send out. I encourage every candidate, no matter what office they are running for, whether opposed or not, incumbent or challenger, to join me in pledging to run an issue based campaign without any attack ads or literature.

If the 2011 campaign season descends to mud-slinging and trash talking, no matter who is elected, there will be no winners. If someone comes to your door campaigning by speaking poorly of an opponent, feel free to ask what it is that they stand for, what will they do if elected? If the only thing a candidate has to offer is to speak negatively of one’s opponent(s), that candidate will probably not be an effective leader.

As I have pledged from the beginning of my , I will always be accessible to you.  

Most Sincerely,

Jay DiLisio

Candidate City Council At Large

Paul difiore September 11, 2011 at 01:39 AM
It is my understanding, that a man that a man who is strong enough to stand up for what he believes in , one who lives an honest life and doesn't resort to negativity or degradation , at work, on a campaign , or his personal life , is truly admirable. Like many great men before us who lived by the code of honor, Mr Dilisio I applaud you ,you can count on my vote!
Ellen September 11, 2011 at 06:24 AM
I would not point fingers at anyone unless you have absolute proof that Mr Chase is the author of these writings. I have not seen nor do I care to see any of these documents but I ask you Mr Dilisio to show us all proof that Mr Chase is the author. Just saying. Don't just point figures without facts!
Ellen September 12, 2011 at 01:41 AM
I have personally not seen any of the documents. I do not care to. I do think it unfair however to allude in any way Mr Chase is responsible, unless you have proof. If you have proof please share it with all of us. If not don't accuse others. I'm sure you would not want that done to you,if the shoe were on the other foot. Just saying
Bob September 12, 2011 at 03:18 AM
Ellen - Here's your proof: http://www.thesunchronicle.com/articles/2011/09/10/news/10154283.txt Chase, Cherie and Churchill are all the ones to stay clear of this election season...
Ellen September 12, 2011 at 05:49 AM
OK Bob I see that Jerry endorsed several candidates but I am unclear that he authored the so called FruitFly document or any other unsigned articles. It appears that he signed The Attleboro Observer, though I could be wrong, and stand corrected if that is the case- would like to know-

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