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La Vergne Mayor Blasts Alderman

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Mayor Mosley's Facebook posting Mayor Mosley's Facebook posting
Mayor Senna Mosley Mayor Senna Mosley
Alderman Dennis Waldron Alderman Dennis Waldron

by Janet Kim

LA VERGNE, Tenn. - A local mayor has blasted one of her city's leaders for comments made in a local newspaper. La Vergne Mayor Senna Mosley took to Facebook to call out Alderman Dennis Waldron.

In her posting, Mayor Mosley apologized for what she called "insulting comments made by Dennis Waldron." In addition, she said he was "an embarrassment to the city and the people he is supposed to represent" after Waldron was quoted in the Daily News Journal saying city leaders spent money like a bunch of drunk sailors.

"Anytime an elected official, whether it be myself or any council member publicly criticizes workers, that is embarrassing," said Mosley.

"I felt as the mayor I needed to apologize to my employees and let them know that not all of us felt they were misuing the funds." Mosley continued.

Alderman Waldron said that his comments to the DNJ weren't meant to be disrespectful, but to show how he felt about increased taxes and spending. He admitted he doesn't always agree with the mayor's decisions, and he wasn't surprised over how she's handling it.

"She's been saying negative things on Facebook for years. If anyone disagrees with her, she attacks on her Facebook. So that doesn't surprise me," said Waldron. "I'm not the first one she's attacked and I won't be the last."

Waldron also said the mayor should have come and talked to him face to face. 

In addition to addressing Waldron's comments in the newspaper, Mayor Mosley's Facebook post also claimed Waldron does not like strong-willed females.  Waldron said he had no idea what she was referring to. He added that he comes from a family of strong-willed women, including his three sisters.

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