Kelly endorses Murabito for Glendora council

Departing City Councilman Mark Kelly is going to endorse Gene Murabito, planning commissioner, to fill the seat Kelly is vacating.

Kelly announced some months back he would not seek reelection after serving one term on the City Council to spend more time with his family.

Along with incumbent Karen Davis, four others are vying for spots on the council, including Brian Pagac, Kristin Parisi, Yousef Tweini, along with Murabito.

It wasn’t exactly a shocker that Kelly chose to endorse Murabito (he already supports Karen Davis’ reelection) as Murabito already works with the city and is the more high-profile candidate. Kelly’s letter is printed below.

Mr. Tedford,

I will be endorsing Mr. Gene Murabito who currently serves on our Planning Commission. Given the Economic problems of the state which will filter down to the cities, we need an experienced person who has already established relationships with both the Council and city staff. Also, Gene knows the process and issues affecting the City. We need a candidate who can hit the ground running versus taking months to learn the job. There must remain stability on the council and I feel that Gene Murabito can offer that. I only challenge Gene to keep an open mind and equally listen to the citizens of Glendora and city staff. Any elected official needs to understand who there bosses are which is the electorate.

Mark Kelly, Mayor Pro-Tem
City of Glendora