Elsa Paz Quits Race for San Pedro Mayor
(Ambergris Today, sept. 12, 2008)
In an unprecedented turn of events, with information gathered from local news media, Mayor Elsa Paz of San Pedro Town has written to Party Leader Dean Barrow telling him that she is withdrawing her candidacy as Mayor.
Ms. Paz cites her reasons as personal and she expresses her discontentment with various reasons. She says she is not comfortable with the much infighting going on inside the UDP including the Executive Committee of the San Pedro UDP. There is so much infighting that they cannot even agree on the manner in which the UDP convention will be conducted. The good Mayor has also been facing a court injunction and court hearing from two UDP stalwarts, namely Kevin Gonzalez and Yolanda Parham. The Mayor was seriously offended when two of her councilors walked out of a meeting after loud shouting and much discontentment.
Reliable information informs us that there is a self-interested group inside the Executive that wants to oust the Mayor in favor of others who can be manipulated by the UDP Executive. Several names have been circulating including a member of the Guerrero family who is the son of “The Father of the UDP”, according to Area Representative Hon. Manuel Heredia.
On February the 26th, the People's United Party Team of 7 Candidates contesting the Municipal Elections of March 4th, 2009 confidently marched to the Town Hall to be nominated. They were accompanied by a huge number of supporters and friends of the PUP who came out to proudly and firmly accompany their candidates as they officially began their march to victory.
Mayoral Candidate, Baldemar Graniel, affectionately known by many as Don Baldi is a highly respected and accomplished leader in San Pedro. Without doubt, he is fully qualified and experienced to take over the much needed proper management of the San Pedro Town Council.
The people of San Pedro demand a change. After 6 years of mismanagement of the Town Council, the call for CHANGE...POSITIVE CHANGE. The PUP 7 team is READY, WILLING AND ABLE to take on that challenge and ensure that the people of San Pedro receive the respect, consideration and opportunities they deserve!!! PUP...ALL ABOUT QUALITY SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE