In 2012, Greene County voters were asked to vote on a wheel tax increase. Many argued that if a wheel tax increase was voted down, a property tax increase would be put in its place. Those people voted for a wheel tax increase. Still a vote on the wheel tax increase lost.
The people did not just vote against a wheel tax increase. The people voted against any tax increase. Our leaders do not understand that.
The school system was able to effectively rally some of the teachers when a county commissioner e-mailed teachers to come to the commission meeting, and able to stir up a community by claiming that the commission would be closing a school when the commission does not open nor close schools.
The fake grassroots movement of teachers and fear mongering against the community combined with a lack of leadership throughout our county was able to force an unneeded tax increase onto our already overburdened taxpayers.
We lacked any real leadership on several levels. We had a mayor who did not take on the fight against the tax increase. We even had commissioners who had more important things to tend to than protect us against a tax increase.
When you think of our TAX PROBLEM in Greene County, I want you to think of the TRUST that you can place in me to FIGHT AGAINST ALL TAX INCREASES.
I will OPPOSE ALL TAX INCREASES and SUPPORT DECREASES in TAXES.
I will actively campaign against any commissioners who want to raise YOUR taxes. I will make sure you know their names.
In order for YOU to get that type of representation, I must have YOUR vote. Place YOUR confidence in ME.