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Thursday, September 19, 2013
According to the Sept. 11 Roanoke Times front-page story, “Doubts arise over origins of resolution,” some county supervisors and, of course, candidate for supervisor Joe McNamara, imply Supervisor Ed Elswick did something “unusual” in developing his property rights resolution by turning to his constituents for input for content, editing or even typing.
What a cheap shot Elswick has been given by his detractors. This is an obvious attempt to influence the upcoming election against Elswick. Any supervisor, past or present, who says he did not ask for input or editing assistance when developing a complex resolution is probably untruthful.
Elswick is there to represent his constituents, so why would he not ask for their input and assistance? The production of a resolution is not an essay contest; it represents serious business for our community.
Elswick is active in his district with the civic league, the community center and at public and private events. He is responsive to the people he represents.
If this is the best trash talk Elswick’s detractors can come up with, they should ask for help from either side of the gubernatorial race — there is plenty to go around there.
STEVEN G. HANES
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