Consider issues before voting
As we go to the polls to cast out ballots this year there are many issues to consider about each candidate. One of the greatest values we have in West Virginia is that all of our counties with the exception of Jefferson in the Eastern Panhandle are free from zoning. Some candidates on the ballot this year intend to zone your county as their own personal agenda rather than what the people’s wishes are for their land. Be careful as you vote to examine the records of the candidates voting pattern.
Lately, in Morgan County, you would think that the Humane Society was dominating one of the county leader’s attention while other issues of the county are going untouched. As a county official we have to balance our duties that will be of the greatest benefit to all of the county residents and not just align ourselves with groups with hidden agenda to control our property and people in this area.
While our assessor has reduced the rates of assessment in Morgan County, the Board of Education, has increased their levy percentage. It seems like we are in a no win situation as property owners. Trimming the budget is one of the hardest things for government to do, but my, what waste we often see in our government from time-to-time.
So, as you vote this year, examine the records and vote for the candidate that best represent the greater percentage of your countrymen. I believe we need a strong government backed by the people and not one forced upon the people. Voting is a privilege and this year let your voices be heard. If you fail to vote, would you please stop the complaining. Many times the folks that complain the loudest do not even participate in the process of electing the officials who make the decisions that effects their personal lives.
I am against zoning in any county so my choices are limited. Will you join me and keep Morgan County free from zoning by voting for candidates who are opposed to zoning and other ordinances that place additional burden on the residents?
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