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April 23, 2014

LETTERS: Correct mistakes May 6; RNC & pals

Voting mistakes can be corrected May 6

For the last several months, it seems that I keep hearing one recurring conversation. People cannot believe the arrogance being shown by some of our elected officials towards the people of Tipton County.

The same people who have been their neighbors. The same people who they “asked to vote for them on Election Day and promised to listen to their concerns, for the county.”

Example: Mr. Mike Orr stood up before those at the October planning commission meeting at the 4-H building and told them they don’t have the right to tell their officials what to do! What? This gentleman is running for county councilman! Is this the type of person you want to represent you? Give him your vote, not your ideas or concerns.

Mr. Carroll Cohee, a member of the same planning board mentioned above, stated in this same meeting that he was only interested in what he thought! Besides that sounding downright scary, where is our democracy? Does this sound like the kind of folks you want to represent you?

To continue, at a meeting in Windfall, Commissioner Phil Heron stood before a crowded hall of people expressing their concerns over some of the wind farm issues that were ongoing. The people had been told these problems were being addressed on multiple occasions, but they were seeing no results. When the people started putting demands on Mr. Heron for results, he responded he “didn’t like being told what to do.” Hogwash!

Why did he run for office? Doesn’t he work for us? Is this what our elected officials tell their constituents? Mr. Heron is seeking a second term. Do we want more of this kind of arrogant “leadership”?

These people are elected and/or appointed to serve the people of Tipton County. The day quickly approaches when our voting mistakes can be corrected. Vote May 6 for caring, listening; change, where what the majority of the people believe is what gets attention.

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