I am writing in support of democracy. We have an upcoming election which should be carefully considered. It is the election for Sheriff of Bonner County.
I support Terry Ford as an unaffiliated write-in candidate for this position and here is a list of why I feel compelled to tell you how I will vote.
First, I have known Terry Ford for eight years. During that time, he was a state patrolman with a great record of upholding the laws of the state of Idaho and of the United States of America. He truly believes in representing everyone in Bonner County whether they be republican, democrat, independent, Christian, or otherwise. When he agreed to run for sheriff, he ran as a Republican against the incumbent Republican sheriff. Strategy wise, would he have been better served to run as a Democrat? Probably, but that is not Terry Ford.
Living the truth of who you are is important to him. He is a registered Republican and has been for many years. Chalk one up for ethics, honesty, integrity and principles. When elected, he will represent all of us and make us proud of Bonner County, and the job he doing.
He recently spoke on our local KRFY radio morning show. His opponent was invited as well but our current sheriff declined. Heather Scott also declined to speak on KRFY opposite her opponent recently as well. She cited they were a liberal media station, and she was not interested. I guess my point here is that if you are elected to represent the people of Bonner County, doesn’t that mean ALL the people? Or, do I have this wrong and it simply means you want to represent your own interests and those who agree with you. We are all residents of Bonner County, and we are all Americans, and we vote.
So, fair warning to the special interest groups, the fear/hate mongering groups. We live here as well, and we will vote. You may be louder and more obnoxious, but that does not make you right.
Vote for Terry Ford and have equal representation for all Bonner County residents.
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