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Mayor releases statement on WHAM Radio interview
Statement released by Mayor Tom Richards Monday:
"Today I was called by local radio personality Bob Lonsberry, who asked about my intention should I receive enough votes tomorrow to win the election. I reiterated my belief, that to my mind, not campaigning means you do not win the election. I am surprised to find out that the efforts of the Independence Party are far more extensive than I imagined. As I have stated, I have had no contact with that effort. The scope of the Independence Party campaign makes me realize that there is a possibility that I could be the top vote getter. I have said that I would deal with that possibility when and if the time came. Mr. Lonsberry and others have been pressing for a clarification. At bottom, if I receive more votes than other candidates, I am the mayor. I would never abandon that responsibility and would serve as mayor for as long as it takes to ensure the continued growth and stability of our city. This is a commitment I that I will stand by. It was never my intention to walk away from this responsibility and honor. Rochester is my home, will continue be my home and I will serve the city to the best of my ability."
Bob Lonsberry asked on his morning talk-radio show: "If you are elected, will you serve?"
Richards responded, "If for some reason I got elected mayor, I would be the mayor."
Listen to more of the interview here: http://www.wham1180.com/pages/boblonsberry.html?feed6799&article795582