The recent article concerning my campaign was most interesting. Hopefully this letter will help the voters separate fact from fiction.
James Hanby, my former chief of staff, agreed to a fee for a job completed and he failed to finish that task and quit six weeks early. Of 128 days that he was involved in the campaign, he was absent 33 days with no illness involved.
In the beginning he asked only to be reimbursed for expenses until the end of October. He complains of no health insurance for his children, but gave a large, unsolicited donation, ($1,000), while also buying a car, computer and other expensive items, but wants to blame the campaign for his seemingly poor judgment.
After only a month and a half on the campaign, he was evidently restless and unfocused and was looking for other employment. ... Hanby began to not attend meetings and events on a regular basis and seemed to go against the campaign's decision to begin a true grassroots campaign approximately six weeks ago. This is what the voters told me they wanted someone to come out and actually see and talk with them. Had he not quit, he could not have continued with this campaign.
For some reason, his memory seems to have failed him and he wants to blame others for his lack of good judgment. He was advised before he began that any campaign was risky and that there were no guarantees.
I want to assure voters that this campaign has not missed a beat and had someone in place to continue the one promise I made on the first day - to work just as hard every day as you do. Our message and position has not wavered, and I stand committed to the voters of the 10th Congressional District.
R. Terry Holley
(R. Terry Holley is a Democratic candidate for the 10th District seat in the U.S. House.)
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