Mark Lucas for mayor of Roanoke
This isn’t as good as Roanoke gets. A Mayor Lucas offers the city and its people an opportunity to do better. Voters shouldn’t settle for less.
For Roanoke voters, the mayoral election feels like a Thursday evening after a hectic week at work. The dishes are done, the children tucked in, and finally it’s time to ease into the recliner and grab a book from the end table. There’s probably a better book on the shelf across the room, but is it worth the energy to fetch it?
In other words, are voters so comfortable that they’re willing to settle for the status quo and another four years of incumbent David Bowers? Or are they willing to take a chance on a newcomer who is challenging the city to set its goals higher?