dp1 You do not know Mr. Clark. He worked at the police department in Waynesboro before being empolyed by the Sheriff's Office in 2001. He also worked as a jail officer and was in the Air Force for 8 years.dp1 wrote:this reply is to everyone in this forum I think everyone in this conversation HAS MISSED THE POINT IS BEING IN LAW ENFOCEMENT FOR ONLY THREE YEARS EOUGH TIME TO GIVE MrCLARK THE EXPERIENCE HE NEEDS TO RUN THE SHERIFFS OFFICE I THINK NOT.
COLTich wrote:That old thread was all over the place. Wonder how many of you were at the Forum at the High School. If you take the NG or RockWeekly, you will see this Wed. If you think I am preaching, I am!
It was certainly disappointing to see such a low turnout at the Sep 18 Supervisor Candidate Forum at the high school. This forum was certainly a great, lost opportunity for voters to see all of the candidates in action and ask them what they would do to solve the many lingering problems facing our beloved county. It was even more disappointing that only one incumbent (Comstock) showed up, and he is running unopposed. Current supervisors could have been asked what they would do differently if reelected, or whether they would continue to govern as they have during the ending term.
Has democracy in Rockbridge County been beaten down so far that not even all of the candidates for election participate in a citizen information meeting? Should I assume that all of the voters in the county know the positions of all of the candidates and did not need to waste their time coming to a forum set up specifically for their education? Should I assume that some candidates did not participate because the "fix is in"? What do the government class students who worked to set up the forum think about the attendance and participation? I was embarrassed as an American and a citizen of Rockbridge County on that night.
I do want to end on a positive note, however. The Rockbridge County Conservation Council did a great job in conjunction with Rockbridge County High School students and faculty in setting up this much needed forum. This election is the most critical to this county in a long time. I personally thank RACC and the High School for providing this service.
I also want to thank the candidates who participated. They are a fine group of upstanding men who have put a lot of effort into preparing themselves for the office they seek. They showed an obvious love and concern for our beautiful county. They demonstrated that they have a pretty firm handle on the challenges facing the county and what needs to be done to meet these challenges. I urge all citizens who were not at the forum to contact the candidates from their districts and find out what they are going to do to fix this place before it is too late.
Then vote for the Best candidate!
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