I am writing in response to your article on Dec. 17, titled “Thornton Declares for Mayor’s race.” I was excited to read that Lisa Thornton has decided to run for mayor in Waxhaw. She is one of the few people in our town that publicly stands up for what is right, even though she gets attacked for it by the people who are never satisfied in our town.
She has worked many hours volunteering her time for the police department, the fire department and many of us in need. I was a volunteer at the barbecue cook-off Lisa Thornton put together for Officer Richard Belk in 2009. For someone to donate their time to do so much for someone else made me proud to be part of this town.
I have since kept an eye and ear out for her and am impressed to watch Lisa go up against the bad things some people are trying to do to our town. She is always advocating for what is right and good. Lisa Thornton, you have my vote. Thank you for everything you have done for Waxhaw.