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To the voters in district four:
Troy Bramblett is running against Ray Smith for Owen County fourth-district magistrate in the Nov. 2 General Election.
Our district includes the areas of Wheatley, Monterey, Gratz, Pleasant Home and Perry Park. There is a crucial need to have new blood to represent our district.
On Thursday night, Oct. 14, a district-four forum was held at the Monterey Fire House for the purpose of meeting and asking questions to the incumbent Ray Smith and Troy Bramblett.
Mr. Bramblett addressed issues such as … making our county government accountable; follow rules which require magistrates to report number of hours worked, personal contacts and what projects they are working on to ensure we are getting the services paid to magistrates; promote small business and jobs; obtain a grant writer to help get needed grants for the fire department and police department; and many other issues concerning both district and countywide.
Mr. Bramblett presented himself well in responding to all questions and concerns of the audience.
However, Ray Smith was a no-show. Did he not show up because he may not have been able to address questions/concerns of our district voters?
Smith was also a no-show at the May primary forum, which was held for all candidates seeking election.
Would you want to vote Smith back into office as magistrate when he can’t even show up for an important forum? Since these are our tax dollars being paid to magistrates to represent us and address our concerns, we must have someone who will be there for us when needed.
I believe Troy Bramblett is that person. So, on Nov. 2 when you go to the polls to vote, vote to elect Troy Bramblett as our fourth-district magistrate.
I’ll be there casting my vote for Bramblett.