Lowell Mayor Patrick Murphy was a guest this morning on Saturday Morning Live on WCAP with Warren Shaw and surprised me when I asked him if he was going to be a candidate for re-election to the City Council.
Fully expecting him to say “YES” he caught me by surprise when he stated he was leaning toward NOT running.
You may not agree with the Mayor on everything but there is no doubt he has brought positive changes to the city and has gotten more people involved in the election process. He has (imho) also grown into the Mayor’s role when it comes to conducting the meeting and I think handles things better than he started out doing.
The city will not be better off without Patrick Murphy serving on the council.
You don’t have to agree with him on everything to appreciate his vision and committment to improving Lowell.
If he ends up not running it dramatically changes the Council Race and make-up.
At the very least the Mayor will have the bubble and undercurrent percolating and speculating on his comments.