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To the Editor,

As they say, all politics is regional.

If, like me, you’re at this time displeased with the form our country’s in, then do not vote for candidates in the forthcoming Mount Ethereal City Council election who are affiliated with the Democrat celebration – due to the fact regional business office-holders ordinarily aid and mirror the guidelines/actions of their exact-social gathering counterparts at the state and national levels.

If we have realized just about anything from Joe Biden’s radical-left administration about the Democrats’ see of funds, it’s that budgets really do not subject – mainly because if there’s not adequate dollars to spend for their pet assignments, they just print extra Franklins or raise taxes on the middle class. For a still left-leaning workplace-holder in Mount Airy, the only possibility would be to increase taxes.

Joe Zalescik, present prospect for South Ward Commissioner in our regional election, is a registered Democrat (for each the voter information of Surry County’s Board of Elections, as of April 18) and he was appointed commissioner-at-massive 7 months in the past.

Past Sunday, I study in the Mount Airy News that Joe Zalescik explained the town price range was $15 million far more than it essentially is … and then, when that mistake was introduced to his awareness, he casually brushed it off as a “minor mistake.” Information flash: being $15 million off the mark is not a ‘minor mistake’ — it is gross incompetence for a sitting down commissioner to be so inexcusably clueless about the city’s funds and it raises a crimson flag about his capacity to be economically liable with city taxpayer cash.

Zalescik then attempted to deflect the significance of his blunder by noting that all people makes issues and that particular detractors in city were “…looking for everything to criticize me.” Hmmm, appears like an additional Joe (Biden, that is) when he blames Vladimir Putin for inflation.

It’s also noteworthy that, instantly prior to the kick-off of the recent nearby election, Zalescik and Commissioner Steve Yokeley (who nominated Zalescik for the commissioner seat he now holds) engaged in a at the rear of-the-scenes ‘switcheroo’ deal relating to territorial representation so that both could greater go after their personal political agenda.

At last, a number of weeks in the past, Zalescik flooded the nearby voter marketplace with a jam-packed immediate-mail solicitation that involved an ‘absentee ballot’ software. Talk about taking electioneering cues immediate from the Democratic playbook.

By now you’ve most likely guessed I’m a fiscally conservative Republican. What you may not know is that I have lived in Mount Ethereal, proudly and fortunately, for the previous 10 many years – having been born and raised in the Metropolis of Brotherly Love, where by radical Democratic shenanigans is a hugely-advanced art variety and as culturally pervasive as delicate pretzels, cheesesteaks, and the Philadelphia Eagles.

With the impending city council election in Mount Ethereal, we voters have an chance to clean up property. Let us rid the Town Council of all people whose initially allegiance is to them selves or perhaps the radical remaining-leaning fringe of the Democrat occasion, which is rapidly ruining the nation. Let’s rid the town council of all these who lie, distort reality, and/or deliver pathetic excuses to obscure their incapability or unwillingness to handle our tax dollars properly. And let’s rid the city council of all individuals who engage in top secret backroom deals.

You should sign up for me in the most important and general elections (Could 17 and Nov. 8, respectively) to vote for candidates whose words and deeds show their honesty, transparency, fiscal accountability, and motivation to constructing a far better upcoming for Mount Ethereal.

Tom Hickey

Mount Ethereal