To the Editor:
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 “back door 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?
Durbin professes to be a conservative Republican running as an independent and yet according to county voting records, he hasn't voted in the primary elections since 2008? Phil defeated an incumbent in the primary last spring. So, if Durbin thinks Madison County (can do better) then where was he in March 2016? Answer: He was MIA.
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