REGISTER VIEWPOINT: Unsigned letter should end Wolf's candidacy

Carl Wolf should abandon his campaign to become a city commissioner. Wolf's candidacy was problematic from the start because
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

Carl Wolf should abandon his campaign to become a city commissioner.

Wolf's candidacy was problematic from the start because his job as general manager of the Battery Park Marina would preclude him from casting a commission vote on one of the most important issues the city faces -- the proposed Marina District -- if he were to be elected.

That conflict alone diminished his capacity to be a leader and was a high enough hurdle to overcome in establishing a legitimate city commission candidacy.

But Wolf's acknowledgment Wednesday he mailed an anonymous letter to more than 400 city residents expressing concern about the Sandusky Yacht Club's efforts to expand is the death knell for his candidacy.

Wolf said he mailed the letter to Yacht Club members who live in Sandusky using the club's return address because he had that right as a club member. Well, he also had the right to stand up and put his name to his opinions and offer true leadership on an issue about which he obviously feels passionately.

His intentions might have been honorable, but his method was sneaky.

Obviously there is a conflict among members of the Sandusky Yacht Club and that will play out in the coming months. But Wolf's decision to express his opinion behind a cloak of anonymity is not the kind of leadership the city needs.

We urge Mr. Wolf to withdraw from the race.