I’ve closely followed the Liberty County Judge Race for some time now. As readers know, I have tried to be fair and balanced in my approach- in order to support the best candidate for Liberty County Judge.
As readers of Liberty Dispatch also know, I personally reached out to Steve Stephens in an attempt to help him clarify some problematic issues and allegations. With all due respect to Stephens, when I talked to him, he seemed disconnected and in denial regarding the allegations surrounding his actions with Dayton money and FEMA. This disconnect is greatly troubling and somewhat suspect...
Public servants have a responsibility to be open and forthcoming about the way they take care of our business, it would be difficult to understand why anyone would vote for Stephens under these circumstances except maybe his closest friends and those Democrats who want the Republican Party to be vulnerable in the general election.
In summary, no matter what Stephens thinks, he owes the public answers in regard to the way he has handled The City of Dayton’s business and the ensuing FEMA debacle. Because of the lack of answers surrounding Stephens’ activities and his cavalier attitude to his accountability, in good conscience, I cannot endorse Stephens’ campaign.
It is my hope that Craig McNair is elected as our new Republican candidate and ultimately, Liberty County Judge.
Liberty County Judge Candidate, Craig McNair has my personal endorsement and the endorsement of Liberty Dispatch.