BY BUDDY NEVINS
Why can’t Davie mayorial candidate Mike Crowley be open and above board?
Crowley is attempting to hide behind two political committees. Two committees and his own campaign are flooding voters with negative ads.
Two committees and the candidate’s campaign! It is such an overkill for a tiny town election. It smacks of desperation.
The chair of one committee – Davie Citizens for a Better Future run out of a University Drive mail drop – appears to be Crowley’s wife.
She signs her name Heather Nydjck on city documents. Michael and Heather Nydjck Crowley own property in Davie.
Is it his wife? It is a highly unusual name. If it is his wife, her use of her maiden name smells like an attempt at subterfuge to me. Why hide her involvement? It is silly and amateurish.
Stooping to such deception discredits Crowley.
I’m no fan of Crowley’s opponent — incumbent Mayor Judy Paul. I find her insufferable at times.
But Crowley’s embrace of negative advertising is almost his only tactic. I find that disgraceful.
Maybe he is getting bad advice from someone. His Republican Party advisers or some misguided consultant? Regardless, the buck stops with the candidate.
Crowley will have to live with the legacy of this race. Judging by his ads, he likes little of what the town council has done in the past few years. He blames Paul, although she can’t do anything on her own and needs two other votes to get anything accomplished.
His race is not about building up. Its about tearing down. And that’s what I find the saddest thing about Crowley’s campaign for mayor.