From Trudie Norman of Aberdeen:
I’m voting for Patrick McGrady on November 8th and the following is just one of the reasons. Mayor Bennett did not seem to care about the elementary school redistricting. I called and emailed for his assistance with stopping the Harford County Board of Education from redistricting our elementary school students. I never received a response. My daughter was going to one school in the ‘10-’11 school year, and this year the community was split, friends were separated and it has been a huge adjustment for these children.I know that Patrick McGrady will be our voice to the Harford County Board of Education. When we have questions, he will advocate for us. He will fight mandates from the State and federal government that make it more expensive to live here.
Patrick believes in people, and he is a hard-working guy. I’m voting for Patrick on November 8, and I hope you will too.
From Estelle Barnes of Augusta, Georgia:
I do not normally write letters to the editor and I would not normally inject myself into the politics of a city where I do not live but considering that your mayor decided to inject himself into the our affairs down here in Augusta, GA, I believe that something needed to be said. First of all, we are tired of having this baseball stadium shoved down our throats. We do not need it and we cannot afford it. If Ripken Baseball wants a new stadium then they can pay to build one, but the city of Augusta cannot even afford to properly fund its police and fire departments so the idea of having the taxpayers foot the bill for another baseball stadium is pure lunacy. I don’t know why your mayor would think it was a good idea to come here to Augusta and lie to the people about the stadium up in Aberdeen. From everything I have read, it has been a financial burden for your city. Well that is something we cannot afford. We just got out from under a money losing municipal golf course that was bleeding $150,000 a year from the city budget. I see that your baseball stadium is costing your small city over $300,000 a year from your budget. Well, the last thing Augusta needs is another money pit. So was your mayor Bennett just an unwitting pawn of Ripken Baseball and didn’t know all of the facts? or was he purposefully trying to mislead us into thinking this was a good financial investment while knowing full well that it wasn’t? Either way it speaks volumes about his character and leadership qualities. And in the future, please don’t send your politicians down here to lie to us. We have enough dishonest politicians down here to go around, and we are not as naive and stupid down here in the South as some of you may like to think. We can smell corruption 500 miles away. Can you?