Carter best out of all good candidates

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 31, 2003

Editor, the News-Herald:

Having been an active participant in various political and non-political activities in our fair city over the years, I was pleasantly surprised to see that several of my fellow citizens felt the urge to become a part of the political landscape while striving to serve as Clerk of Court. I am in a unique position to offer an opinion about these citizens in that all of them, with the exception of Mr. Brown whom I have not met, and I have had the opportunity to work or be engaged in some positive way while offering our service for the betterment of our community.

I have responded often when asked about supporting a candidate, and it is my view that each of them could fulfill the requirements and carry out the responsibilities of the Clerk of the Court. However, when one looks at the impressive resumes, background experiences, familiarity with Clerk of Court responsibilities, service to city, endorsements by individuals and groups, and long term commitment to the city, the choice becomes intriguing.

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I have concluded that a vote for any of these candidates would be a good vote. I would like to vote for all of them, but the process does not allow multiple voting by an individual. When one factors in the current time and place of our city, its rapid growth, changing complexities, and our demanding expectations, I have concluded that Randy Carter is best suited and prepared to transition into the Clerk’s position, and he would require the least amount of learning time on the job for this most important constitutional office. Therefore, I would urge all citizens to vote on Nov. 4 and mark your ballot for Randy Carter.

W. Ross Boone