Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Letís vote intelligently

Unemployed and underemployed politicos are challenging incumbents of both political parties across the entire U.S. In some cases, those challenges are appropriate because the incumbents haven't done their jobs and they should be replaced.

We Blaine County voters don't have that problem and we shouldn't get caught up in mindless change just because other communities need to make changes; we are fortunate to have a competent, hard-working, dedicated county commissioner named Angenie McCleary in District 3. We should vote for her at the polls on Nov. 2, or sooner by absentee ballot, and keep her working for all of us. County commissioners are not political partisans; they are public servants. Republicans and Democrats can both comfortably vote for Angenie.

The county is facing a myriad of crucial problems, starting with the dreadful state of the economy and ranging through funding of critical public services and meeting environmental standards. To manage the many needs of our community, we need a county commissioner who is contemplative rather than explosive; one who studies each issue thoroughly and deliberates in a calm, quiet manner; one who listens to all sides of an issue rather than taking a dogmatic or flamboyant stand in advance; one who gets along with other officials and the public; one who seeks consensus rather than acting in a confrontational, divisive manner; and one who brings a distaff understanding to complicated issues.

We get all the positive benefits and none of the negative downsides with Angenie McCleary. Please join me and my friends in voting for Angenie McCleary. You can call or e-mail me if you'd like more information. Thank you.

Len Harlig

Blaine County

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