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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Republicans Name Perry Yates as their candidate for Watauga County BOC

At tonights executive board meeting of the Watauga County Republican Party,  Perry Yates was selected as the Republican Candidate for the Board of County Commissioners. Perry will run for the District 1 seat and replaces Tim Wilson who recently withdrew from the race.

Tim was at the meeting, he  thanked his supporters  and stated that he would support the Watauga County Republicans in the future in any way he could

 He was roundly applauded by those in attendance.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Perry will make a good candidate and an excellent commissioner. I'm glad to see him enter the race!

Anonymous said...

How much money do the county commissioners make?

Reader said...

Good choice!

NewGuy said...

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Johnny Rico said...

Will this guy fight like Vince Gable or remain in the shadows like the rest of them?

inquiringmind said...

We have been following this blog and all appearances are that conservatives are no longer willing to vote for candidates just because they have an R or D beside of their name. And, we no longer want to hear talking points; we want specifics and we no longer want to reward politicians who say one thing and do another. In 2002, we (the rural) people didn't vote so much for 3 Republican candidates as we voted against the board representation that was in place. So, the 3 Republicans, with little known about them and promises of being pro-property rights, were voted in. To our amazement they picked up where the previous anti-property rights representation left off and finished the job. Then the remaining Republicans couldn't get elected for "dog catcher" because they showed their "pro-spending/debt" side or acted like "milk toast". It was so pathetic that the Republicans couldn't find anyone to run for commissioner. Then in 2010 after an enormous spending spree, escalation of debt and a tax increase, the Republicans offered up 3 more candidates. Right out of the gate, the 3 picked up the Farmland Protection Plan, that the Democrats had tabled due to controversy, and passed it without a public hearing. (What were they thinking?) Then they ask the county manager to resign; but, not until he could craft the budget for them. (What were they thinking?) Then they propose a sales tax increase. (What were they thinking?) Then they offer up the watershed designation of over 1700 acres of farmland for the Town of Boone? (What were they thinking?) And, now there are rumors of tax increase. (What are they thinking?)

So, now we want some answers from the candidates. Obviously, we question Tommy Adams' stand on issues because he has been the vice-chair of the Republican Party and a member of the media committee. As one of the anonymous' pointed out, the Republican Party media committee supported the sales tax increase decision. And, that is the only "issue" that we can identify Tommy Adams with at this time. The Republican Party board members supporting all failed decisions of the commissioners, decisions contrary to party platform is not a good sign. The Republican Party leaders have been very quiet regarding the Defense of Marriage Amendment despite the passage of a resolution in favor of such at their convention. This is similar to their approach on other issues in the past. They ride the fence or retreat. We have had enough of the "milk toast" and "Jim Deal Democrat" Republicans. Our greatest fear is that Tommy Adams is just another "Jim Deal Democrat". His family connection is just too close for comfort when you couple it with the support of the sales tax debacle of 2011. Do Adams, Gable and Yates favor non-referendum debt? Where do they stand on zoning? Where do they stand on open government? Do they think that our financial statement is important, or do they think it really doesn't matter because "it is a financial statement for a government entity"? What is their opinions of the financial condition of the county? What recommendations would they make to strengthen our financial condition? What are the crucial issues facing our county today and into the future and how do they think these issues should be addressed? We want to see the Republican Party leaders come forth with information regarding these candidates; we want to hear more than the answers to Democrat Party controlled media questions or answers to questions asked at Democrat Party controlled public forums. This conservative blog could start the ball rolling. Encourage the candidates to post on issues.

Anonymous said...

IM, you would know most of your questions have been answered if you were paying attention.

Anonymous said...

Well, I've been paying attention and trying to get Mr. Adams to respond to my questions about the issues. But no responses from Mr. Adams has been posted.

As stated before, as a party official and BOC candidate, he should be answering inquiries and be glad to do so. One would think that on a popular blog, a conservative one at that, and one that he reads, Mr. Adams would be glad to answer questions about the issues.

I find his reluctance to reply to questions re: the issues very odd and revealing.

Anonymous said...

LPOV--typical comment coming from someone of your warped, limited frame of mind.