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Delaware County, PA November 3, 2009 Election
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Why I am running for Mayor

By Pete Alyanakian

Candidate for Mayor; Borough of Media

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It's Time for Change
My name is Pete Alyanakian; I've been your independent voice as a Media Borough Councilman since 1998 and have lived in the Media area my entire life. Everyday has been an adventure, meeting the residents, helping to solve problems and plan for the future. Media is a wonderful place to grow up and raise a family. Generations of families stay and make Media what it is today, a warm, safe community that offers stability and integrity. When I started in serving politics, I realized that polarizing political agendas were not in the best interests for Media. Over the course of my 10 years, on council, I have worked hard to work in a bi-partisan manner for the greater benefit of Media. The results of these efforts can be seen by the grants we have been awarded for the Media Theater and Media Armory projects and by the partnership that has beautified the courthouse complex and installation of solar panels at the Public Defender's office. Bringing people together around common solutions is what I have practiced for 10 years as your minority councilman. BUILD MEDIA'S FUTURE When I look at the future work that needs to be done, I realized, that as Mayor, I could so much more. Media is facing real challenges in the coming years. There has been real financial mismanagement that must be addressed by the new council. We need new leadership that is not available in the Mayor's office now to tackle the financial challenges for Media to grow into a grand future. The current mayor and majority party has had many years to fix what is broken but has chosen to put off implementing recommendations that would have alleviated the financial burden we are now facing. The current leadership is too much a part of the problem and the current candidates are too inexperienced to solve the complex situation we are in. This council and mayor have been great at making grand event announcements, organizing parades, and taking credit for environmental achievements they had nothing to do with. We need council people willing to roll up the sleeves and make hard decisions is what you are electing your council people to do regardless of political affiliation. IT'S TIME FOR CHANGE Our current council means well and has done all it can. But, there have been problems ignored, financial crisis that could have been adverted, political cronyism that cannot be tolerated and grave legal errors that has jeopardized our future. We need council people willing to attend meetings and make decisions without regard to political impact. No matter what party the ideas come from, we need to move Media into a solvent future for our children and their children. Media is at a crossroads. For it to stay a great town and to help it fulfill its' potential for future generations, I am asking for your vote for Mayor.

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