On Sunday, October 24th, 2010 the Star Press Editorial Board has made their first endorsement.
In the prosecutor’s race their endorsement goes to Jeff Arnold.
“Drug Task Force shenanigans and confidential settlement agreements have sullied the office and consumed far too much time as personnel had to defend past and current practices instead of focusing on carrying out the public’s trust and convicting criminals. The county owes Cummins a debt of gratitude for taking on entrenched party politics to bring some of that ugliness to light. It was not easy, and he certainly wasn’t rewarded by party leadership. Democratic voters, however, stood behind him — a clear sign that the community wants change.” SP 10-24-10
“Arnold stressed McKinney will play no role in his administration and he wants to move the office away from being a lead investigative agency for the police. “Personal agendas have no role in the judicial system,” he said. “That’s got to stop. Don’t play the game. Don’t react. Do the job you’re supposed to be doing and that will turn the image (of the office) around.” He plans to restructure the office by cutting the number of chief deputies from two to one, as would Cummins. He plans to continue to try cases, one part of the job he loves.
Regarding plea bargains, he’ll weigh each case on its own merits, but he added violent crimes charged as a Class A or B felonies would not be plea bargained unless a case was in jeopardy of falling apart.” SP 10-24-10
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It’s up to the voters to decide.
The Citizens of Delaware County for Property Tax Repeal, Inc. have endorsed the following candidates in the November 2, 2010 General Election…..
Indiana Senate District 26: Doug Eckerty
Indiana Representative District 33: Bill Davis
Indiana Representative District 35: Jack Lutz
Delaware County Sheriff: Mike Scroggins
Delaware County Prosecutor: J.A. Cummins
Delaware County Clerk : Steve Fields
Delaware County Commissioner District 3: Larry Bledsoe
Please visit http://www.propertytaxrepeal.com for further information on these candidate endorsements
The CDCPTR endorsements are a result of extensive research and direct interaction with the candidates by the CDCPTR Membership, Officers and Board. It is the CDCPTR’s position that these candidates are “taxpayer friendly” and will conduct their official duties of the office for which they are running in an ethical manner and for the best interests for the community as a whole. These candidates appear to be responsible and responsive in line with the values of the Citizens of Delaware County for Property Tax Repeal Inc. as of the date of this Endorsement.
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For those of you that were unable to attended the October 7th Candidate Forum, it is now available on line at CDCPTR.
If you are like me, with a connection speed that is less than stellar, there is another alternative.
The Forum will be televised on Comcast Public Access Channel 60 throughout the month of October and on Monday, November 1st on the following schedule:
Mondays: 7:00 pm
Wednesdays: 9:00 am
Fridays: 6:00 pm
Sundays: 1:00 pm