Editor’s note: With the primary Election Day five weeks away, Mayor Brad DeReamer and chal-lenger Dick Pasco have kicked off their campaigns for mayor of Greenfield and shared their plat-forms in community forums.
Friends and family of the two Re-publicans vying for the GOP nomi-nation for mayor – DeReamer is the incumbent – say it’s their personali-ties that will make them strong leaders for the future of Greenfield.
There are similarities between the two. Both are in their 60s, have backgrounds in business and enjoy family life with supportive wives and grown children. Both have gleams in their eyes when bragging about their grandchildren. But their leadership styles differ, and these profiles shed light on their person-alities and their drive to serve as mayor.
By Maribeth Vaughn
GREENFIELD – It’s not unusual for Greenfield natives to want to spread their wings, Dick Pasco said.
“Everyone that grows up in Greenfield in the 1960s, it’s like, ‘Oh, I’ve got to get out of that burg,’” said the 63-year-old Republican candidate for mayor.
But after a few years away for college and a stint in the Navy, circumstances led one of those formerly restless young people, Pasco, back to his hometown. He says he wouldn’t have it any other way.
“It just hits you – ‘that’s a pretty neat community,’” he said.