Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Balance party lines with common-sense Stennett

    Every election, I feel like I am either voting for the lesser of two evils or voting against a particular candidate. Locally, this year’s midterm is no different. On one side we have the Democratic Party who feels everything can be fixed with more taxpayer dollars and on the other side, the cowboy hat-wearing, good-old-boy Republicans. Can those hats get any bigger or whiter?
    Individually, the only candidate that really stands out is Michelle Stennett, who seems to be able to balance party lines with common sense. Donna Pence, who claims to be pro public school, voted against House Bill 206, which allowed funding for the increasingly popular charter schools. Is Donna beholden to the teachers union? Both she and her across-the-aisle House Representative Steve Miller voted for the now-court-challenged “ag-gag” law, which makes it a crime to video ranching abuses. I think Donna has one of those big hats in her closet. Don’t know too much about the challengers because they have done a poor job campaigning.
    If it was not for Stennett, I would not even bother to vote. Next election can we get more candidates like her?
James Kreyssig


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