Pfeifer running for reelection to Co. Comm.

Sun, 04/13/2008 - 9:40pm
By: Cal Beverly

“The most important reason I am running for reelection is that I believe we deserve a proven independent voice on the commission,” Post 3 Fayette County Commissioner Peter Pfeifer wrote in an email sent Sunday evening.

In his bid for a third term, Pfeifer pointed to his conservative values and said that he is a social, financial and security conservative.

“My goal is to serve you,” Pfeifer wrote. “I am outspoken when I think your interest is not being represented or respected. I am independent when I think the direction is wrong and I try to patiently and calmly represent you. You may not always agree with me (I’d be real surprised if you did), but I tell you what I think and believe and I don’t lie to you.

“We never know how a person will behave in public office until we elect them and they actually serve” Pfeifer said. “I’ve served, so you know how I will behave.”

Pfeifer ran his first elective race as one of five candidates in a June 2001 special election to replace Commission Chairman Harold Bost, who resigned unexpectedly. Pfeifer defeated Scott Gilbert the following month in a runoff.

In his first bid for reelection Pfeifer defeated Sam Chapman in the GOP summer primary in 2004 and faced no opposition in the fall general election.

In his first two terms, Pfeifer formed the third sure vote in an usually unbeatable majority of Chairman Greg Dunn and Commissioner Linda Wells.

Since the defeat of both Dunn and Wells two years ago, Pfeifer has often found himself as the lone holdout against Chairman Jack Smith and commissioners Robert Horgan, Herb Frady and Eric Maxwell.

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Submitted by 30YearResident on Thu, 04/17/2008 - 3:25pm.

After rubber stamping Dunn and Wells for those years, Peter, you don't deserve another term in office.

Submitted by skyspy on Mon, 04/14/2008 - 8:30pm.

We do know how you have "served" and "how you will behave".

That is why we are saying: No Thanks.

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Submitted by mudcat on Mon, 04/14/2008 - 7:23pm.

Is his alliance with Dunn and Wells a good thing? Or a bad thing?

Or his "lone holdout" position against the other 4 a good thing?

Should we vote for him or not. Huh? Cal?

Are you an editor, reporter or columnist on this one? Huh Cal?

Submitted by John M on Mon, 04/14/2008 - 11:20am.

Fiscal conservative? Come on, this is the same Peter Pfeifer who recently voted for a county tax increase because Jack Smith and Eric Maxwell supported it?

The same Peter Pfeifer who took part in an improper executive session meeting and didn't say anything until two days later?

"I'm NOT John Munford"

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Submitted by NUK_1 on Mon, 04/14/2008 - 2:56pm.

-Not as fiscally conservative as I expect

-his letters to the newspaper show tortured thinking that lacks logical reasoning

-he was for PTC simply giving up their established Fire/EMS Dept in the name of consolidation and if that didn't happen, still wanted them to keep being fully-taxed by the County for duplicated services.

-Raises hell about illegal meetings and minutes being changed that he was sitting right there during, saying nothing! That really galls me. Then he comes out with another big letter to the newspaper like he's some kind of whistle-blowing citizen hero except he blew the whistle on his own ignorance. Duh.

Later, Pfeiffer. Thanks for the service now join the ranks of the non-elected.

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