To the editor:

I would like to congratulate Bob Martina upon being elected mayor in a very amicable run for mayor.

It speaks to the integrity of the city of Newman, for which we both share a heartfelt fondness and love.

Although our styles of leadership differ, coupled with some variance on vision for the future, we both want Newman to thrive.

It was with that spirit of unselfishness I thought it was important to seek the office of mayor and provide voters a viable choice.

Thank you to all who supported my candidacy and my willingness to serve.

E. Timothy Parker