Spring, 2014 | ELECTION WATCH
Letters - Spring election - 2014
Please don't allow out-of-state money to buy our county board
As a longtime Polk County resident I am troubled by a recent development in county politics.
I have always considered party affiliation unimportant in local elections, casting my vote on my perception of the competency and character of the candidates. This year an unprecedented level of campaign spending is occurring in county board races. An organization calling itself "Operation Prosperity" is fielding a slate of candidates that I can only describe as local ideologues, running at the behest of the wealthy interests providing the funding.
The agenda behind this effort can only be guessed at, but certainly it is not the best interests the people of Polk County.
Please do not allow out-of-county and out-of-state money to buy our county board.
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