“Cooper has the experience and knowledge to step in as the city’s next mayor. Faiella has neither, yet she favors a change in city government to a strong mayor system, which would be a mistake.”
TC Palm September 17, 2010

Joe Edge stated (about Faiella)..."that he would not endorse her. She does not have the skill set to be a quality mayor. We’re entitled to that, and she does not have that.” TC Palm August 24, 2010.

November 2014, Faiella was removed from office after a failed and miserable 4 years in office.

December 2016, Cooper stated that "it's time to return the city council to the residents of Port St Lucie."