I hope the citizens of Lincoln County read the article in the Denver Weekly last week (July 6-12) regarding Dr. David Curtis and Chris Carney, candidates for the N.C. Senate.
Chris was appointed by a small group of Republicans to finish the term of the late Jim Forrester. He was not elected by the people. I am a former Mooresville Town Commissioner who served with Chris Carney. It’s important that you read the article because you need to know this person. I am supporting Dr. David Curtis as I know that he, without any doubt, is the best man for the job.
Chris Carney put Mooresville in debt to buy a bankrupt cable company. In the article, his take on this use of our tax dollars was a “lesson learned about government’s role.” Mr. Carney upheld his decision to purchase the cable company until he got appointed to the Senate.
We don’t give politicians a pass on learning the role of government once they have spent our tax dollars to oblivion. This is a sinking ship and the taxpayers will be the ones who continue to suffer.
Carney has served seven weeks in actual legislative session in an appointed position and he already considers himself one with “real action at the state level.” Carney says in the article, “His legislative experience gives him an edge over Curtis.”
That’s right – all seven weeks of it.
The article says Carney is “Banking on his work in the Senate to carry him through” and he believes that seven weeks of work shows what kind of legislator he will be. Seven weeks of a short session is hardly a testimonial of job well done.
I hope voters will remember that a leopard doesn’t lose its spots.
In an article in the local paper in Iredell County, he sloughed off the voters who supported the third candidate, Karen Ray, who got 31 percent of the votes.
Lincoln County voters: go to the polls on July 17 and support Dr. David Curtis. Your vote that day for Dr. Curtis will put a man of character and integrity in the Senate.
– Danny F. Beaver, former Mooresville Town Commissioner