I’m curious about the Commissioners comments, about the straw poll being nothing more than a popularity contest. Other than the fact that the law does not require the commissioner to appoint the winners; how are the results of the straw poll any different from those of a general election? These commissioners are only seated because they were the most popular, the most vigorous campaigners, the candidate who could raise the most campaign financing, or the one who was able to sue to eliminate an opponent they had no chance to beat otherwise. There are no guarantees in any election that the candidate best able to serve will be the candidate best able to win. These commissioners are the perfect example.
Last week’s discussion of the straw poll issue (Editorial: Progress August 18, 2010) was right on. Never in my 67 years have I heard of a group of people representing Moapa Valley “quitting”.
Where is the next Grant Bowler?
In regards to the Editorial printed in the August 18, 2010 edition of the Progress: I’ve never been nor will I ever be a “Yes Man”.
I’ve always told everyone including both our County Commissioners and the Town Board, what my thoughts and concerns were. Sometimes they liked it and sometimes they didn’t.
But the minority of the Valley should be represented by somebody.
The easiest thing would be to fall in line like a Bobble-head Doll – maybe then I could have a chance in the popularity contest!!
Billy D. Mildice