Sunday, April 22, 2012

CLEVELAND VOTER WANTS TO REPLACE HUNT WITH LOWERY

Dear Liberty Dispatch,

The commissioner we have had for the last 28 years has chosen this year to refer to his fellow Democrats of the court that he has worked with hand in hand as “the evil empire.” That tells me he knows he is in trouble as he pursues to separate himself from all of think scandal and taxing and spending that has come out of that courthouse in Liberty. That tells me he is going to try look and sound as much like a conservative as he can while he tries to hang onto what he calls his “guaranteed votes” in precinct 20.

Precinct 20 may or may not wake up and react to the fact that Commissioner Melvin Hunt is stuck in a rut and he has been in his job so long he overlooks a lot of issues that need to be addressed. With Hunt bragging for years that our roads are the best in the county, the condition of our parks and the dump hours are two specific examples of local things that should have been addressed. But before we address anything we have to get hold of our spending. Hunt and “the evil empire” he referred to have been allowing the appraisal district to raise our evaluations and take the blame for higher taxes even though they could have adjusted the effective rate. They have borrowed and borrowed through bonds and we have serious problems because they have bad business practices.

That is why after researching the candidates and much thought, I have decided Eddie Lowery’s background in the field of finance is what gives him the edge and earns my vote. I think any of the Republicans would have fresh eyes and roll up there sleeves to do some of the things Hunt is blind to, but Lowery has business knowledge that gives him an expertise that is needed.

I also think electing Lowery will give us our best representation in our attempts to influence corporate America to bring industry and jobs to the county. If my children want to come back home after graduation, I want there to be more opportunities here than there are now. They shouldn’t be forced to have no options but to live elsewhere or drive into Houston. It will take time, but if anyone can help our job market, it is a good businessman like Eddie Lowery.

I have read that Lowery grew up driving tractors and had a construction company so I know that besides knowing the financial side of the county business, he knows enough about the equipment that is used to manage the rest of the job. People say we have had the best roads in the county for years and our commissioner is just coasting in his job, but it may be that Melvin doesn’t know any other way but to compete and trade-off with other commissioners to get and spend as much as he can. Lowery’s knowledge of finance will prevent us from electing someone who just hopes to be conservative based off of the way their family spends money. Instead, when Lowery says he wants to build up a rainy day fund for emergencies, I believe he will actually do it. It may take a while but a good businessman can help change this county.

Best of all, I like when he said the other night in a forum: “They need to understand this money isn’t ours. It is yours.”

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Eddie is a great guy. he would do a good job. He has my vote and if he doesn't win the primary whoever runs against Melvin has my vote.

Anonymous said...

Hunt has spoofed away a great chance to improve the Cleveland area because he is always playing footsies with Groce and Fontenot instead of thinking about how to improve our situation.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Hunt, for the nineteenth jillion time,my grandbaby can not sleep with all of the noise you and your men make. Please use the precinct barn out away from downtown to do your noisy work. that is why it is there.

Anonymous said...

Melvin should hand out vouchers for car washes to all of his constituents that have to wash there cars extra because of all of the dirt and dust storms he creates right there in "downtown Cleveland". Voting for ABMH - Anyone But Melvin Hunt.

Anonymous said...

I was at the Liberty County Republican convention, I came there to meet the DA candidates Karen McNair and Logan Pickett. Karen McNair was one of the most kind, engaging and professional people I have ever met in local government. She answered all my questions and concerns directly and respectfully, I was very impressed with her. The other candidate,Logan Picket was a NO SHOW, it makes me think he is hiding some things. If I could have meet him I would have had some questions for him regarding some personal issues I have heard which could impact his service if he was elected. But since he didn't care enough about us to be there, My family and my votes will be going to Karen McNair. Thank you Karen for your time and answering my questions.

Anonymous said...

I have a feeling the SHTF on Little and Pickett very soon.

Anonymous said...

Selective prosecution is a %itch - the gift that keeps on giving.

Anonymous said...

Eddie Lowrey has our vote, Melvin "Squirrel" Hunt has to go!

Anonymous said...

LD you are right on the money. Every candidate running against Commissioner Hunt would do a better job than him, but Eddie has the edge because he has a proven successful business record.

Anonymous said...

The problem with Melvin is not that he cracks so many jokes or that he is knee deep involved with people like Lee Groce and Phil Fitzgerald. The problem with melvin is during good times he spent more money than we had. Now that it is bad times, he can not hide it.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Melvin is up typing tonight. Melvin has been very successful at getting himself a pay raise over and over and over through the years. Eddie is a good man. but if he were less than he is, he would be better than Melvin Hunt. Na nanny boo boo Melvin.Go to bed. You have to get up and act like a bafoon all day tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

The undercover cops that sued Melvin Hunt and Lee Groce years ago must be enjoying watching voters get disrobe these men who have acted like the princes of Liberty County.

Anonymous said...

You think the Central Appraisal district rasied your property value before, just wait until you get your notice in the mail for this year. Land value are doubling which is causing a 305 increase in TXS. You will soon see.

Anonymous said...

We say take all of Cleveland and give it to Montgomery County - watch the crime rate plummet!

Anonymous said...

Both are career politicians, and should be rejected. Who's option C?

Anonymous said...

Liberty County has zero tolerence to sexual harrassment, but this does not apply to Hunt. Just ask his wife why he had to stop using facebook. He is sick and perverted. He thinks he is about half cute and funny. If he only knew what women really thought about him. Melvin, go home with your nasty self.