Winners: Hovey-King, Haddix, Rehwaldt, Young and Dial; King and Sturbaum in runoff in PTC

Tue, 11/06/2007 - 9:13pm
By: The Citizen

Both PTC bond questions defeated

Political novice Don Haddix overwhelmed a sitting councilman and a newcomer to win the Peachtree City Post 1 council race without a runoff.

He easily outpaced Councilman Mike Harman -- appointed to the council in August -- and Thomas O'Toole to win outright with 57 percent of the vote.

Mike King and Doug Sturbaum will face each other in a runoff for PTC Post 2 in early December. The two finished with 34 percent and 31 percent of the vote, respectively. Also-rans were Dar Thompson and Mark Hollums.

A citizens' uprising in Tyrone installed three new faces on the Town Council.

Don Rehwaldt beat Councilman Mike Smola 2-to-1 to win the hotly contested mayor's race.

Tracey Young outpaced Ken Matthews 60 percent to 40 percent to win Tyrone Post 1.

Eric Dial tallied a 47 percent showing in a three-way race for Tyrone Post 2, but the Tyrone charter gives him the win without a runoff over Gordon Shenkle and Jesse Nasianceno.

An extremely tight race developed in Fayetteville with former Councilman Al Hovey-King edging newcomer Mickey Edwards by six votes, 297 to 291.

Voters in PTC overwhelmingly nixed a $4 million plan to astroturf some youth football fields. And they voted down a plan to expand the city's senior center 58 percent to 42 percent.

Here's a breakdown of the votes:

With 17 of 17 precincts reporting countywide (including absentees but NOT provisional votes):

Peachtree City (all precincts have reported including absentees):

Post 1 (HADDIX wins):
Don Haddix 1,698 56.64%
Mike Harman 747 24.92%
Thomas O’Toole 549 18.31%

Post 2 (Runoff election necessary between King and Sturbaum on Tuesday, Dec. 4):
Mark Hollums 506 16.96%
Mike King 1,019 34.15%
Doug Sturbaum 929 31.13%
Dar Thompson 522 17.49%

Question 1 (Multi-purpose fields at baseball soccer complex)
Yes: 885 28.75%
No: 2,193 71.25%

Question 2 (Gathering Place expansion)
Yes: 1,286 41.66%
No: 1,801 58.34%

In Fayetteville:

Post 2
Mickey Edwards 291 49.49%
Al Hovey-King 297 50.51%


Mayor: (Rehwaldt wins)
Don Rehwaldt 679 67.63%
Mike Smola 318 31.67%

Post 1: (Young wins)
Ken Matthews 396 40.53%
Tracy Young 580 59.37%

Post 2: (Dial wins with most votes per Tyrone charter despite leading candidates with 47 percent of the vote):
Eric Dial 475 47.17%
Jesse Nasianceno 115 11.42%
Gordon Shenkle 417 41.41%

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Submitted by tyronemajority on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 11:08pm.

Comments no longer apply. The votes are in. Eric Dial is our choice. We have been educated and informed to the best of each candidates', as well as our own, abilities and we have cast our votes accordingly. Careless, flying words have not affected our decision making abilities. Kudos to the citizens of Tyrone for seeing beyond the slander. Eric Dial will benefit the entire town - even those who fought so hard to destroy him without ever even meeting him. Eric Dial is a man worth knowing.

Submitted by edie on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 5:03pm.

I will say it again! If your people had won, would you be disecting the votes? Would you even be on the computer? Yes, you would be gloating. Nevertheless, the people you wanted to win, not all did. So if you want to make a positive statement, be hopeful the all our council people will work together for a better city. I am counting on the people currently in office that I despise. I won't name call because I am hoping you will grow up. I like both Young and Matthews. I wished them both the best. I can bet that both now would not like their names being associated with your poor loser spirit. I did not vote for Shenkle, but would be happy to support him in the event he was representing my home town. I would hope that he too would not like you to include his name in your rants.
We may not like our kids teachers, we may not like our boss', and we may not like our president, but losing sight of how to better a "not-so-good" situation shows you are nothing more than a troublemaker. Shenkle, young, and matthews please speak up and defend your integrity. These folks are making you look bad.

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Submitted by Tiger Dad on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 1:25pm.

The "Fayette Citizen" web site should be re-named the "Tyrone Citizen" web site. I guess the only people that actually care about what goes on in their community are Tyrone residents. I guess that's where I'll move once I get out of Ken Steele's Riverville.

Submitted by Daniel Ross on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 1:38pm.

Maybe if someone had contested Mayor Steele's position this year, you would be stuck in his "Riverville".

People have been focused on Tyrone because they ousted the harmful city management that almost destroyed the small-town feeling of the place.

"Triangle Park"? Give me a break.
They should have fixed Shamrock first.

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Submitted by Tug13 on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 2:10pm.

I think I understand what Tiger Dad is saying. I would want to move too.

Tyrone and PTC had people step up to the plate and run for office. Citizens who live there got out and voted.
There is so much apathy in Fayetteville the mayor went back in without opposition. Only about 500 Fayetteville citizens bothered to vote yesterday.

They don't bother to vote, but they sure can complain about Ken Steele and his cronies.

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Submitted by JGF9148 on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 1:18pm.

Best advice in selecting from the two candidates running: Ask yourself who admits to being friends with Harold and Steve and can he be his own man? The next few years will decide our fate, make sure we elect officials who actually represent the people.

Submitted by John M on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 4:51pm.

Everyone who golfs at Flat Creek knows Mike King is in tight with Harold Logsdon and Steve Boone.

We might as well have voted Harman in if we're willing to take Mike King.

"I'm NOT John Munford"

Submitted by oldbeachbear on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 8:17am.

we will have a new era in Tyrone, out go the developer friendly and in come the good guys. To all that lost, except Smola, I'm glad you tried, you are good people.

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Submitted by Tiger Dad on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 8:03am.

As long as the citizens of Fayetteville continue to be lazy and not go to the polls and vote some of these old cronies out of office, the city will continue in its downward spiral (well, actually it’s a northern spiral right into Riverdale). I’m ashamed to live in a town with so many registered voters and only 588 that care about how their city is run. Actually, only 291 out of that 588 care because the Hovey-King supporters are ignorant of the facts. Until the citizens of Fayetteville wake up and exercise their right to vote, we will never escape the cloud of misery and shame brought on by the current administration (with the exception of Paul Oddo). We can’t even have someone brave enough to stand up to Ken Steele as he is re-elected over and over with no one running against him! How sad is that! I’d love to be able to stand up and run for mayor next election, but I’m not so sure I want to live here and call myself a “citizen of Fayetteville” (or Riverville as I call it)

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Submitted by CCB on Tue, 11/06/2007 - 10:17pm.

Only 2994 voted out of, what, 14,000 registered voters?

Harman would have made a great councilman for the long run. We'll have to hope that Mike King decides to go along with Logsdon and Boone to make things happen.

We don't need Sturbaum.

Submitted by gmillertree on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 9:34am.

Why not Sturbaum? Why King?

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Submitted by abeautifulday4us on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 6:28am.

CCB the developer guy is at least predictable. Keep cheering for another Colonel to join the ranks. TDK may awake from the dead yet.

Funniest blog of the year--- when CCB said that "Many of us count on development to pay our bills and support our families." That was as funny as the comment by Shaquille O'Neal during the NBA strike when he said "This strike is about us being able to put groceries on the table."

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Submitted by MainframeComputerGuy on Tue, 11/06/2007 - 11:55pm.

In spite of your sporting a picture of President Reagan I'm wondering whether you're actually Logsdon, or maybe Harman's wife. "Make things happen"? Like paying off the PDC loan, pushing yet another big box, promoting TDK Blvd as a way to alleviate traffic, or throwing good money after bad to try to patch the Police Station that was built in a swamp? I can't wait until the REAL election, when we can send Logsdon the way of Smola!!

Submitted by VanGogh on Tue, 11/06/2007 - 10:13pm.

Firgures he cant even get 51% of the vote. Should have given it up being a politican when u ran that stinking campaign for chance - chance ain't done nothing as promised and sure as the wolf howls tonite, neither will ERIC DIAL.

Been watching, followd the ethics violation - still have no date on that yet....but hopefuly what u did to Hunstein will come back to bite u in the rear.

Tyrone ga shoudl watch out for themself with ERIC DIAL in the arena.... lock the door and keep u're kids close, Dial will stab Tyrone in the back just like he has the other persons he claims he would help. Dial is known for years now as climbin' the politic ladder and pushing others off to fall to there death as he get up one more rung on ladder. watch out tyrone

glad he has something else to do now, git him out of others hair.

Submitted by heebeegeebees on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 8:33am.

With 3 people running for one post, 34% is 'majority'.

It was a tight race. Even after Shenkle was the consistent 'pick' in the paper, and Dial's name was smeared repeatedly by you and yours...the people of Tyrone have spoken.

Sorry that you're dissapointed, but at least you've got the 'Tyrone Pessimists Club' to commiserate with. Just you guys wear pointy hats, rubber Shenkle masks, or just paper bags to the local meetings to keep you identities secret?

Submitted by Dalmation195 on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 3:27pm.

Come on, if you are going to make a statement, at least get it right. 34% is a plurality. Most races can not be won with only a plurality. I am certain that we do not want people winning with a plurality, either.

There is a difference between ignorance and stupidity. As long as you all know the difference, then I will excuse you for ignorance.

P.S. This is not a Democracy, but a Representative Republic. DEMOCRACY IS BAD!!!!!

Submitted by edie on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 7:46am.

Would you guys be complaing about the turnout% if he didn't win? No, I didn't think so.

Submitted by sickandtired on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 7:18am.

Well the people of Tyrone have voted and we'll let the votes speak for themselves.
VanGogh please don't hate because "your guy" didn't win. He can always run next time. But please tell him to do it the nice way if he does.

Submitted by Like it is on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 5:51am.

Please just go away - you Eric Dial haters have been like the plague to these blogs for the last several weeks. Quit whining, he won, you guys lost. Funny thing, is that you did it to yourselves with all the hate.

Submitted by Vern on Tue, 11/06/2007 - 10:43pm.

You sound like a sore loser.

Submitted by oldbeachbear on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 7:35am.

I added the votes up and it comes out funny. For Tyrone Mayor 997 total votes, for post 1 there were 976 and post 2 there were 1007?

I wonder if Barnie and Thelma played with the machines? Just read a great story in USA today about how the voting machines are all screwed up. Some place in Fl., someone won by 386 votes, the other guy wouldn't concede he lost cause they found the machines didn't count something like 18,000 votes!

Submitted by BaseballFan on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 4:21pm.

Your words, not mine. Why don't you move to Fla and help count!

Submitted by Like it is on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 7:44am.

Gail, were tired of you & Gordon & Gloria & Judy. Please go away back to the rock you came out from under.

Submitted by oldbeachbear on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 7:59am.

well I guess its ok to let him sit there and play like he's doing someting for once in his life. what a deadbeat!

Submitted by edie on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 7:43am.

Give it up already! He won Mr toolshed. Not everyone voted for both posts and the mayoral slot. He won! Give him a call and congradulate him. Swallow your pride and your retardedness. We are all on the same side.

Submitted by TYRONE6784 on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 7:43am.

Oh my gosh oldbeachbear aka Gail get a grip YOU LOST POST 2. Eric will be great for our town! Now let it go!

Submitted by oldbeachbear on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 7:56am.

job in his life be good for anything?

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Submitted by Hi There on Tue, 11/06/2007 - 9:34pm.

Guess they put you "out to pasture" with me. Look out because I give swift kicks!

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Submitted by Daveinater on Tue, 11/06/2007 - 9:46pm.

Dear Mike,

Next time you try to find some kind of political position to one-up your wife, try to find a picture that doesn't make you look like a buffoon. I mean, c'mon...on a CELL PHONE?? Geez, everyone hates "the guy on the cell phone" who is talking in the library, or even the grocery store. Note to self: PROFESSIONAL PORTRAIT MIKE.

Anyway, the smug political attitude really bit you in the butt.


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Submitted by nuk on Tue, 11/06/2007 - 9:23pm.

Those numbers are for only 2 of the 3 precincts. Dial-Shenkle is still up in the air. Smola? Looks like he's history, thankfully.

EDIT: the last precinct is now being reported by the county's site as counted, and the numbers didn't change at all, so that looks like a final:)

Submitted by SanityCheck on Tue, 11/06/2007 - 9:41pm.

They're now showing 100% of votes in on the county website. Congratulations Eric!!

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Submitted by Tiger Dad on Tue, 11/06/2007 - 9:21pm.

Are all precincts reporting for Fayetteville? County government site says 3 of 4 reporting with the same results you show...

Submitted by thebeaver on Tue, 11/06/2007 - 9:43pm.

Miserable turnout in Fayetteville for City Council. What is this - 500 people get to decide on the next city councilman?

“...the term “democrat” originated as an epithet and referred to ‘one who panders to the crude and mindless whims of the masses.’”

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Submitted by AF A-10 on Tue, 11/06/2007 - 10:04pm.

“...the term “beaver” originated as an epithet and referred to ‘one who has a morbid fascination with the first First Lady EVER to 1: Be elected to the US Senate, 2: Be re-elected to the US Senate, and 3: The FIRST WOMAN EVER to lead all candidates in the race for US President'.”

When viewed in those terms, I understand why you wake up after dreaming of her, spend your days searching the web for her words (and stories about Mexican criminals in Oregon), keep a cache of Hillary Avatars, and allow her to dominate your thoughts and personal life. This must be what happens when you don't have a candidate to actually spend your time supporting; must really be a tuff spot, Beav. Me? I look forward to voting for my guy/girl and telling others why I think they should. I can't imagine "stop Rudy" billboards. That would seem weird, as democrats are generally a bit more patriotic than that; a bit more optimistic as well. Obama is a breath of fresh air. Biden is a straight shooter no bull type. Richardson is an even keel, intelligent statesman. And ALL of our candidates speak English as it was meant to be spoken. AWESOME!!

Good night, and good luck finding someone to support as opposed to someone to attack.

signed, your most favorite Air Force guy,

Kevy wevy aka "Hack"

Submitted by thebeaver on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 7:03am.

Hey Warthog,

Why do you feel it necessary to follow my posts around like a little lost puppy dog, waiting to nip at my ankles at the slightest little comment? I must really be getting under your skin.
If you're going to attack me constantly, at least base your attack on the subject at hand, and that being the low voter turnout in Fayetteville.

“...the term “Warthog” is a nickname for the A-10 tank killer, because it's such an ugly beast.’”

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Submitted by AF A-10 on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 9:02am.

I actually find you amusing these days. Look at this from my perspective. Even when you try to post on voter turnout, you have a "Stop Hillary" Avatar and a ridiculous qoute about the word Democrat. If you had a cause to celebrate, you would have a POSITIVE message: Vote Rudy or Romney is right for America. But you have nothing. You are the guy with extreme body odor trying to say another person has poor hygiene. Beav, this is pure comedy now. It is like terrorists. You are creating more democratic voters than you are "stop Hillary" types. You just lost 50% of your GOP governers races yesterday and you gave up some big city mayors as well.

Beav,, try to find a positive message if you can. Who SHOULD we vote for and WHY?

Kevin "Hack" King

Submitted by d.smith700 on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 8:48am.

Warthog plane is not ugly. It is two engines and some bombs---all you need.
And, if we ever have another conventional war using tanks, we can use them!
They have pretty much been replaced with suicide bombers and roadside bombers!

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Submitted by Spear Road Guy on Tue, 11/06/2007 - 9:21pm.

Very impressive! How about Dial getting in with only 47% of the vote, only in Tyrone.

Vote Republican

Submitted by VanGogh on Tue, 11/06/2007 - 10:16pm.

that is about the amount of truth he tells

Submitted by oldbeachbear on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 7:49am.

and true! I would love to have seen Shenkle win cause he had the town's best interest at heart and Dial will just use us. Take heart though, he won't stick around long and maybe when he keeps no showing the meeting, or leaving early like the 2 out of 3 he showed up for, they'll kick it out.

But that being said, with widdle Eric's 'slick willy' tactics we saw in the Judge's race, I think Shenkle made an excellent showing. Dial's pockets just got mysteriously filled with money and since he doesn't have a job like the rest of us and Shenkle, all the time in the world, to blanket the town with all his cruddy posters.

With all the cash, no visable means of support, and being a 'career politician' he just barely won. God I'm gonna hate to look at the bobble head, he will be another Smola that never reads his info until he's walking in the door. I wonder how he's gonna feel, sitting there a lame duck.

Submitted by TYRONE6784 on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 7:58am.

HE WON GAIL, get past all of your anger and accept it! Now you need to support him as your town councilman.

Submitted by edie on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 7:58am.

Did you say "no visable means of support"? Hold on, I just threw up in my mouth from laughing so hard. Apparently you don't read well old beach pig and you must have covered your eyes each time you drove past him yesteraday. There was a different crowd of supporters each time I drove by. Gosh.....that is so funny. I actually felt sorry for Shenkle sitting all alone. Good effort though Shenkle! We would have welcomed you in if you won. Thats just how "we" roll.

Submitted by VanGogh on Tue, 11/06/2007 - 10:21pm.

how do deal with the lies. do u just tell 'em all day long and then ask God to forgive u at night? think that really works? idon't think soooooooo - God knows all and u dont get to lie lie lie and lie more and more and to more more more people in every political situation u get in and then poof! your forgiven. God still sees He knows all and He knows the TRUTH.

Ethics are still important to people in Atlanta.

Submitted by sickandtired on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 8:00am.

WAAAAHHHHHambulance for these wine bags. Get over yourselves. ERIC WON! It's time to move on. Do something useful with your time. Think about what you can do to make Tyrone better. And if you could do it sooooo well.....Why the heck didn't you run. Hmmmm...let me answer that....I'll keep that answer to myself.

Submitted by TYRONE6784 on Tue, 11/06/2007 - 10:39pm.

Yes, and God just saw him win!!!!!!! It pays off to run a clean race. Congratulations Eric! You deserve it more than anybody.

Submitted by oldbeachbear on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 8:09am.

because he got his butt kicked by the Judge for running such a nasty one before! At least he learned from that mistake...but he is a lame duck, so who cares.

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Submitted by Sniffles on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 7:21am.

Sadly, I suspect the above blog post will not be the only time you will read "Pays off" and "Eric" in the same paragraph. I suspect we'll see many posts in the future that will prominently feature those words.

If there is one thing we've learned in the past week, Eric Dial is to money like a pig is to truffles.

With a 20-1 fundraising advantage, Eric Dial essentially bought himself a council seat.

There are interesting times ahead for the Tyronese.

Submitted by edie on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 7:37am.

Hey all of you sore losers, it is not too late to change your crappy attitude. Instead of continuing to go on and on with your jabs towards the WINNER Eric Dial, why don't you congradulate him and sit back and watch all the good things he will do to help our Tyrone prosper. Hey Grace and Gloria, you both can learn a good lesson too. It would have shown alot of character if you went by yesterday to tell Eric good luck. I saw you out there encouraging Mr. Shenkle and I would bet you never even glanced at Eric Dial. Everyone out there yesterday deserves an "at-a-boy". You are all working together now, so try to show a little class ladies. We all want what is best.

p.s. I told you he would win!

Submitted by oldbeachbear on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 8:07am.

I will bet anyone $1,000.00, he never makes it four years! Watch. It is just that simple. A vote for him was a waste. He won't pan out. But, I will say congradulations, for doing something.

Submitted by sickandtired on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 8:09am.

to put your money where that fat mouth is!!

Submitted by BaseballFan on Tue, 11/06/2007 - 10:55pm.

The attitude that VanBlah displays cost Shenkle many votes. More than they have the mental capacity to fathom.

Submitted by VanGogh on Tue, 11/06/2007 - 11:59pm.

Yes, when wolves in sheep clothing come a'knockin', judgin', and using their religion to shame Shenkle supporters, its like such an easy job really.

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Submitted by dudleydoRIGHT on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 6:16am.

I really thought that when the election was done the characture attacks would be over. Boy, did I was wrong. The people have spoken. The have chosen whom they wanted. We may not like the choices but you have to support them until the screw up. I wish you new leaders well. I hope that as the new people in office lead the town they do the following:
Make your own decision
Stand for what you think is the best for the town

Good luck and God speed.

Submitted by McDonoughDawg on Tue, 11/06/2007 - 9:32pm.

I wish them all well.

Who do you favor in the run-off?

Submitted by flip212 on Tue, 11/06/2007 - 9:36pm.

Doug Sturbaum...lets get this guy in office...say no to King

Submitted by og0816 on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 8:26am.

I agree. Vote for Sturbaum. We don't need another supporter for the developers.

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Submitted by AF A-10 on Tue, 11/06/2007 - 9:50pm.

those chargrilled burgers are awesome! And the common name gives me a certain feeling of ownership. But I agree with a vote FOR Sturbaum.. And it looks like I'll get to vote for him twice! Awesome!Kevin "Hack" King

Submitted by flip212 on Tue, 11/06/2007 - 9:41pm.

and who did Steve Brown recommend/pick for PTC Council seats? and who won or is a run off???


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Submitted by CCB on Tue, 11/06/2007 - 10:26pm.

Sure Steve Brown does have some influence, but he missed on Eric Dial and I think he'll miss on Mike King too.

Mike has a good head on his shoulders and he knows Logsdon and Boone well. The best hope for progressive development is Mike King.

Submitted by skyspy on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 7:51am.

How did I miss this? Thanks for pointing it out.

Vote for STURBAUM On Dec. 4th

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Submitted by Voice of Fayett... on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 8:38am.

Mike King told me he was thinking about council. I mentioned to him an issue that has been of great concern to me. King did not ask me for any details and any further opinion. King did express his own opinion or provide any details. His exact response: “ I am close personal friends with Mayor Harold Logsdon. I will ask him about it.”

This is why I voted for Mr. Sturbaum yesterday and why I will vote for him in December in the run-off.

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Submitted by Voice of Fayett... on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 8:37am.

Mike King told me he was thinking about council. I mentioned to him an issue that has been of great concern to me. King did not ask me for any details and any further opinion. King did express his own opinion or provide any details. His exact response: “ I am close personal friends with Mayor Harold Logsdon. I will ask him about it.”

This is why I voted for Mr. Sturbaum yesterday and why I will vote for him in December in the run-off.

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Submitted by mudcat on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 6:57am.

Not sure I like the sound of that. I certainly don't like the idea of Boone, Logsdon and King making decisions on the golf course or local bar. At this point, Sturbaum is the solution.

I have no idea what Haddix is for or against, but he's in and we will see what he's all about in January.

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