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Letter to the Editor

BY DI READERS | NOVEMBER 17, 2009 7:21 AM

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Special election a waste of money

Thank-you to the tax-and-spend Republicans who have pushed the county to spend $75,000 on an election to fill a Johnson County Board of Supervisors seat that will barely have a term that reaches 11 months.

How ironic it was to see Lori Cardella and her Republican friends down on the Pentacrest working so hard to get students’ signatures, while not fully informing them what they were signing. To see them working so hard to get students’ signatures only a year removed from when the Republicans were so critical of the Democrats for getting the students involved in the presidential election.

I now understand better why Cardella wanted a special election so badly. She tried to mask it by telling people not to take away their right to vote for a person to fill the open supervisor seat. What she should have been saying is, “Please spend the $75,000 so that I can personally gain from it.”

After all, she is now asking people to vote for her to fill the seat. How convenient.

I will now look forward to the special election so that we can welcome Janelle Rettig to the supervisors a second time and to tell Lori thanks, but no thanks. That $75,000 could have been put to a much better use. It could have been used to pay for the ever-climbing costs of bringing forward a new Justice Center.

Lonny Pulkrabek
Johnson County sheriff


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