Sunshine laws are vital to the integrity of our political system.

I hope Davenport voters realize that if the former disgraced mayor and her husband are elected, Davenport will go from a government in the sunshine to one in the shade.

It is practically impossible for two officials to live together without discussing city business. Ethically, just the perception is bad for the city.

With ethically questionable faux pas in their pasts, it is not surprising they are both running anyway. A Sunshine violation would be practically inevitable at worst, and the effort in bad taste at best.

Both are quick to take credit personally for efforts that were accomplished by the city as a whole. We need leaders who will work together for the betterment of Davenport — not a power couple looking to advance their own agenda.

I have lived in Davenport nearly my entire life. I've watched men like Charles Nafziger, Pete Rust and Lewis Mathews give their all to our town. They didn't serve with an ego, but for the good of the town. Mayor H.B. "Rob" Robinson and Commissioner Bobby Lynch are those kinds of men, too.

Let's keep Davenport in the sunshine on April 2.

Donna Fellows-Coffey, Davenport