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May 3, 2014

Viewpoint: Voters should reject GOP slate

I consider myself an active political observer and believe myself to be informed. I am a concerned, Madison County citizen and a registered Republican.

My activity has convinced me, there exists a 25-year Democrat-Republican coalition in Madison County government, and the resulting clique has created a Madison County government that is best describe as “closed,” with little if any effort to inform and allow citizen feedback.

Now, the arrogant, intimidating style of Russ Willis, Madison County Republican Chairman, is attempting to close the Republican Party. Shutting out new people who are stepping up, seeking the opportunity to be elected and serve the people of Madison County and because they filed without first asking, “Mother may I,” Willis uses his office to create a slate of “his people,” candidates receiving political funds to win election, thus owing alliance to his arrogance.

I believe if this slate is elected, opening Madison County government will be difficult.

Being one myself, I believe most rank-and-file registered Republicans do not approve of his tactic and, as I, will not vote for those receiving the Madison County Republican Party endorsement.

As for Willis’ assessment of people supporting those he didn’t endorse as radical, I ask, Why is it radical to desire an open, responsive government and elected officials believing they are to serve, not be served?

The Herald Bulletin is correct, slating is contrary to the spirit of America. Citizens voting in the Republican primary should reject Willis’ “slate,” reopen the county Republican party and, at the same time, take a giant step toward reopening Madison County government.

Danny Hayes

Alexandria

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