I was born and raised in Granite, and lived there for 43 years. I owned two homes there before I moved to Pontoon Beach 19 years ago. I didn't move to Pontoon because of the mayor; in fact when I moved there the mayor was the problem in the beach. However, I soon met Mike Pagano when he was a trustee. I was immediately impressed with him, and when he decided to run for mayor I was happy to support him. Mayor Pagano, along with the trustees and the village hall staff, are the best local leaders in the communities that I've lived in, period.