Matewsky running for rep?

By Josh Resnek

The political grist mill this week was rife with reports that former Rep and councilor Wayne Matewsky is considering running for the rep seat against Joe McGonagle.

“I am definitely considering a run,” Matewsky told the Leader Herald Tuesday.

The rep announced he is seeking re-election last week.

He will be facing Councilor Mike McLaughlin, who has already taken out papers and is actively campaigning for the position.

Matewsky said his consideration is serious but tempered with the reality that he is his mother Marion’s most important source of support.

She is 91 and Matewsky is extremely devoted to her well-being.

“I have to consider her well-being very carefully before committing myself to a run,” Matewsky said.

Matewsky served as a rep from the city. He is the longest serving member on the council.

During the past three elections he has either topped the ticket or come close.

It couldn’t get any closer last November when Councilor at Large Gerly Adrien topped the ticket.

Matewsky was one vote behind!

“If I run I will do it with all my heart and soul,” he added.

He said he will be mulling over the decision and would let his supporters know exactly where he is at in several weeks.

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