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Allen or Anderson for Congress, Chase for school board

Posted: August 20, 2012 - 9:47am

Editor:

Tuesday’s runoff election gives everyone the equal opportunity to make a wise decision concerning the people you want to represent you for the next few years.

• District 12 congressional race:

Rick Allen And Lee Anderson are running for one slot to take on the last Blue Dog Democrat from the South, John Barrow.

Let me give you my impressions of the these fine gentlemen I have had the honor to host in my home. First, both are businessmen, with Allen in the construction business and Anderson in the agriculture industry, so both have created jobs in the area. Both Allen and Anderson embody public stewardship/service through their actions and real life experience in this community. Lastly, look at the issues we as conservatives can agree on that need to be addressed: Stop and repeal ObamaCare (in fact, President Obama raided Medicare of $716 million dollars to pay for this program), cut taxes, reduce spending, eliminate red tape and balance the federal budget are the foundational changes that are needed. Allen and Anderson support these changes to help America be strong again.

In the runoff, Allen or Anderson, both deserve an A.

• Columbia County School Board:

I congratulate both Carolyn Chase and David Dekle for running strong campaigns for the Columbia County School Board District 1 race. I have met with both candidates who are seeking my endorsement in this race and appreciate their hard work and effort.

After talking with and reviewing both candidates/positions, I have decided to endorse Carolyn Chase for the School Board. The three reasons why I support Carolyn: time commitment, school experience and being conservative. First, Carolyn has the capacity to be devoted full time to the school board. Second, Carolyn has personal local school experience as a PTO president and as a substitute teacher. Finally, Carolyn shares my concerns about not raising the mill rate, concentrating the money in the classrooms and the use of technology in our schools. Carolyn Chase is conservative and will do more with less.

I am confident that Carolyn Chase will make a fine school board trustee in Columbia County.

Brian Slowinski

Martinez

(Brian Slowinski was the third candidate in the District 1 school board race.)

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