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While Nancy is a proponent of economic growth in Douglas County , she understands that it can't be at the expense of of our quality of life. We are a rich community, not only because of a growing economy, but because of our attention to the arts, the environment and the well being of all our citizens, and Nancy works to support all of those components.
Since Nancy decided to post lengthy post on Franks Chat and I know Frank would not do something so crass. I thought I would do it for him, I have no shame.
Frank Male is Fiscally Responsible
I pledge to be an excellent steward of taxpayer dollars, and to take a conservative, common sense approach to budgetary matters. My priority for our limited resources will be to concentrate on core governmental functions of public safety, essential human services and infrastructure. I know the difference between “wants” and “needs” in this economically challenging time.
Frank Male is for Opportunities for All
I will be a strong advocate for economic development efforts that would bring a wide range of opportunities for all citizens. I am the candidate who will foster a positive attitude and environment for businesses and will contribute to those efforts of Baldwin City, Eudora, Lawrence and Douglas County.
Frank Male is a Small Business Owner
Having been a small business owner in Douglas County for over 25 years, I have first-hand experience in working within a budget, meeting a payroll, and making difficult decisions that a leader must make. I want to bring that experience to Douglas County and put my decision-making skills to work for you.
Frank Male believes in Private Property Rights
As a landowner in rural Douglas County with experience of having served on the Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Commission, I will work hard to protect the individual rights and liberties of private property owners throughout Douglas County while also recognizing the need for organized and planned growth.
I don't consider Nancy's responses to Frank's chat to be either crass or inappropriate. Most of us haven't had a chance to see any forum where they were both present, and even if we were, there was probably no real give and take conversation between the two where topics could be explored more in-depth than individual monologues from each candidate.
I think it would be grand if either Frank would reply to Nancy's posts on his chat, or if he would post on Nancy's chat and a conversation ensued. Isn't it about time we hear some real discussions occur in the public forum so that something vaguely resembling consensus occurs? Why is it better to just have each candidate run their flag up the pole and see who salutes? The job of county commissioner requires that they talk to all parties concerned, finding common ground so that things can move ahead. Having a conversation between the candidates would give us a much better idea about those skills above and beyond these "chats."
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