Please post this from me on your site. I am not afraid to make my
position known and stand for what is right.
I realize that some in the community have issues with Mayor Bud Lacy,
yet, none should question question his absolute devotion to the City
for the past 15 years. From planning commission, to city commissioner
and now as our Mayor. There is no practical reason to throw that level
of experience and knowledge away. He has done nothing harmful to the
City and has usually made the right decision for the long term of
Stillwater. He brings dialogue to a healthy debate and we, as
Commssioners decide issues and move on. No consequence to opposing
While some may not like his management style or decision making process
at times, I respect his role as Mayor and one I know he takes seriously
to heart. I am out front trying to get him re-elected. He stood by me
when the commission voted 3-2 to not re-appoint me to the Stillwater
Visitors and Convention Board (because I voiced opposition against the
Stw. Chamber of Commerce). Further, he has allowed me to speak out and
to express my viewpoints, whether he agreed or not.
From my personal and political experience, Roger is both vindicative
and definitely in lock step with the Chamber and the University. If you
disagree with him at all, you become an enemy for life!
That is not how a Mayor should or can operate.
With the appointment of Calvin Anthony to the Board of Regents, those
two will, or should I say will try, to railroad the City Stillwater
policy and finances more to their special interests with no consideration
for the rest of the community. Decisions will be made with disregard to
the city; and the Chamber and University interests will come
first. This has happened with most of the past Mayors who pictured
their support in an ad for Roger. His support is NOT solid and is mostly on appearance (big money and signs in rental properties).
This community needs to look forward and not be operated as the city of
the 60s-70s-80s and early 90s. We should not turn the city back to the
Chamber of Commerce political machine and further allow the
University to further step on our citizenery.
PLEASE HELP – find just 20 people and get them to vote! We can
win! We need to energize the grass roots pockets of different thinkers
to rally around Bud Lacy. He is our the best alternative to standing up
for what is right.
You can vote in person at the Payne County Administration Building on
Friday or Monday prior to the election. We need to get to the 2,000
person level of voter participation. Watch for the papers to publish my editorial and watch the mail for my letter.
I have not changed and I have stood by my principles and goals the whole
year. Now, I need my voice to be carried by helping re-elect Bud Lacy
as our Mayor.
I would appreciate your support with my efforts here.