Reflections on a campaign

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 16, 2007

To the Editor:

First I congratulate Walt Brown on the election. Fifty-six percent of the voters in the Newsoms district voted for a change.

County officials must start using economic analysis in conducting the county’s business.

Secondly I want to thank everyone who came out to support our love of our county and our way of life.

I was deeply honored and privileged to have received your vote.

I owe each of you an apology for not doing more to achieve our goals for controlling spending by local government and preserving our rural lifestyle.

I have spent the last week contemplating what else I should have done; could I have visited more homes, paid for more ads, and the list goes on.

One thought came to mind—to just quit and let someone else do it, but that thought was short-lived. I recall a letter to the editor by two 10-year old youth (Rachel Brown and Callie Joyner) who wanted to save our county from an OLF. If our youth are concerned for our county’s future, the least each of us can do is help them preserve our rural and quality way of life.

These children and our grandchildren should not have to pay for our uncontrolled spending habits.

Again thank you for your support.

I am very sorry that I let you down.

Glenn H. Updike