Simpson addressed the Daily World’s assertion that “the status quo isn’t good enough for Aberdeen”, saying he’s proud of his tenure as mayor and proud of the department heads who he says have gotten the city through some pretty tough times.
He added the budget had to stay “status quo” because with people losing their jobs and houses, now is not the time for a tax increase.
Councilman Paul Fritts says it’s unfortunate that Simpson chose to use his time at the Council meeting to campaign for office.
Fritts says he feels what Simpson did during last night’s meeting was unethical and he wishes the Mayor would keep the campaign outside the Council – where Fritts says it belongs.
In the August primary election Simpson garnered 60 more votes than Fritts.