I could argue that there are reasons beyond the wallet, but you have your reasons.
I agree with your assessment on Ed. I do not believe it is wise for the City of Granite City to be treated like Breitbart fodder like some of our posters want to do...
I only remember three mayors in my lifetime that is not so short...too young to remember Mr. Schuler, but I do remember Von DEE, and Mr. Selph..
In those three, I do believe Ed is the best of the crew and he represents Granite City well.
I am not in town so I will not editorialize whether or not he should continue nor whether or not who the replacement would be if he doesn't run.
One or two votes could sway anything in municipal politics and we all have to respect what the 4,000 people who will actually show up have to say.