District 3 county board candidate Chris Durbin states that he “will be a conservative advocate for those paying taxes, and decided to run because he thinks Madison County can do better.” Really? Let’s check the facts.
His opponent, Phil Chapman, (a real conservative) has accomplished the following:
• Circulated petitions to have the “backdoor referendum” $26 million jail bond issue placed on the ballot, which was defeated by a whopping 70 percent margin. Where was Durbin?
• Circulated petitions to have the 20 percent cut to the general fund placed on the ballot this fall for your consideration. Where was Durbin?
• Led the charge in defeating the 1 percent sales tax five years ago, saving you, the taxpayer, millions. Again, where was Durbin?
Phil Chapman supports all national, state, county and local conservative candidates by actively working for them, not paying lip service. Rest assured he won’t be a sock puppet to the current county administration. He walks the walk, and doesn’t talk the talk. Actions speak louder than words, and that’s why I support him for county board. I encourage you to do the same.
Roddy D. Riggs