I hope this letter finds you and your family safe and well during these challenging times. This year’s election is of the utmost importance to us all, so I would like to take a moment to address our community and re-introduce myself and my candidacy for Mayor of the City of Lambertville for the 2021 Democratic Primary.
For 27 years, I had the privilege of being the Mayor of Lambertville NJ, a city that I deeply love. It was the honor of my life. During that time we had some amazing accomplishments that I could not be more proud of. The restoration of the Lambertville House, Ely Field and the old Acme Market which is now our Justice Complex. Together, we've been through blizzards, floods and even a super storm. They knocked us down, but they never knocked us out.
While I could not be prouder of everything we've been through together, I admit, I've made mistakes along the way. There were times when I should have listened more and talked less. I’ve had bumps in the road and have worked to rebuild my family. Three years ago, I got a message I didn't like hearing, but it was a message I needed to hear. And I heard you loud and clear. What you told me three years ago wasn't that I needed to be a better mayor. You told me I needed to be a better person, and I've committed to that.
I am a candidate for Mayor of the City of Lambertville, not out of pride or malice. I do so for the same reason I did 27 years ago — to build a better tomorrow for all of Lambertville. We need a city government that will work to provide the services you demand while keeping taxes in check. We must continue to protect our historic treasures and help our businesses thrive.
I believe in uniting this community through hearing all your voices, having an open dialogue and developing a consensus we all share. And we must continue to protect our citizens through this pandemic and keep Lambertville safe as we continue our fight against COVID. I believe in careful budgeting, planning and fiscal responsibility. I want to plan for the future with a careful eye to our taxpayers’ bottom line. We all share a strong sense of community and the desire to move our City in the right direction. I believe in a common-sense approach to government, one that is fact driven and listens to every citizen’s concerns. I want to address these policy principles:
Most of all I believe in this community. We are all neighbors, we know each other’s families and friends; we wave to one another as we pass on the street, as we dine and shop in our wonderful downtown, as we attend our children’s events and cheer at ball games at Ely Field. It is truly a wonderful life we all hold dear. Lambertville is a community that is heading to a bright future, and I hope to be a part of that effort.
David M. Del Vecchio