Letters to the Editor

‘No’ person can’t lead the county

Really? Kelly Emerson as chairwoman! It does not make sense (News-Times editorial, Nov. 19) to elect a person chair of the county commissioners whose avowed purpose is to bring county government to its knees.

Anyone who has read articles in your newspaper about her antics during board meetings, already has an “idea of where she wants county government to go.” Namely down the drain, to put it politely. Her Tea Party beliefs are the same as her national cohorts: No to everything. No environmental safeguards; no to future planning; no to saving what jobs there still are with government agencies; no to caring for the less fortunate, and on and on. It’s always no!

Maybe you would like to personally attend a commissioners’ meeting and see for yourself how she is not at all ready to be chairwoman. Helen Price-Johnson will do a fine job of keeping some sanity alive during commissioner meetings. By the way, John Dean was not “thrown” or “booted out” of office. It was a close election with a margin of a couple hundred votes.

Jack Tingstad



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