Unopposed doesn't mean not campaigning to Councilwoman Roxanne Burns, who holds a kickoff event tonight at the Paddock Arcade. The veteran lawmaker, along with Councilman Joe Butler Jr, gets a free pass as only two candidates filed for the two seats up this year.
While its possible a write in campaign could be launched, such an effort would be a long shot and with taxes down and the City's credit rating up, there are not a lot of issues. The flap at the Recreation Department is being addressed through a reorganization.
It wasn't too many years ago Mrs. Burns lost a Council seat with a dead last, fifth place finish, but she rose like a Phoenix only two years later to win back a seat.
Watertown Daily Times Burns kicks of re-election bid at Paddock Club tomorrow