An open letter to Glendale mayoral challenger Burdick

Retired Fire Chief Mark Burdick (R) is challenging Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers in this month's mayoral election. /Photos- City of Glendale: Mark Burdick)
Retired Fire Chief Mark Burdick (R) is challenging Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers in this month’s mayoral election. /Photos- City of Glendale: Mark Burdick)

By Ian Hugh and Ray Malnar

The Arizona Republic

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.)

An open letter to Mark Burdick: We are writing you in response to your comments to the editorial staff of The Glendale Star. Specifically, your astounding admission that you were knowingly and deliberately attempting to deceive the voters of Glendale by misrepresenting the record and accomplishments of our current mayor, Jerry Weiers. You explained that your advisers told you that you needed to lie in order to have a chance of winning the race, but this in no way relieves you of the responsibility of your deceit. Your campaign consultants may have advised you to lie, but you willingly agreed to do it. You stood before the people of Glendale and lied. You wrote editorials to newspapers that contained lies. And even after being confronted, you doubled down on the lies.

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