He knew the issues and was willing to work to deliver on them:
Thanks to his regular publishing and email campaigning, I was able to follow much of the campaign and was convinced that his election would prove to be hugely beneficial to the city. - He wrote about water issues, cleanliness issues and his understanding of these was clearly deep and thorough.
Couple that with his willingness to genuinely do something for the city (which was indisputable to my mind), I thought the city had a bright future. However, a lot of people didn't vote for him perhaps as he was on a Congress ticket. But aren't we a parliamentary democracy; If we only vote for the party and ignore the candidate, will the parties care about the candidates either?
Anyway, I don't want to dwell in too much about why I thought he should have won. I also thought that with the intensely fought campaign, he would have successfully won. He connected in every area to the commoners,
participated with them in laughing clubs, launched