Plympton-Wyoming Mayor Lonny Napper wants to formally thank Pat Davidson for all the work she has done on behalf of the community – so he’s throwing her a party.
Davidson, who has been a local councillor, mayor, county warden and the MP for the Sarnia-Lambton riding since 2006 is retiring this year – deciding not to run in the Oct. 19 federal election.
“I wanted to do something honouring Pat for her years of service to the town and the country,” says Napper who is planning a dinner at the Plympton-Wyoming Fair Building Nov. 18 for Davidson. “She’s been an exceptional politician and I want to say thank you for the 38 years of service.
“That’s a lot of time and it will be a long time before we have anyone with amount of service again.
“I’m proud of the way Pat served the area.”
Napper says what he admires most about the MP is she has stayed true to herself. “I met her in 1951 and I don’t think she’s changed much since then…politics hasn’t changed her…when she gets home to Wyoming (from Ottawa) she’s still grandma.
“And I believe she’s in politics for all the right reasons.”
Napper says 350 tickets will soon be on sale for the event and he’s hoping other community leaders will join him in thanking Pat at the dinner. “I think the tickets will go fast. I think people will want to come out.
“She’s worked hard – I think she should be recognized for that.”