Sunday, March 10, 2013

Ward 3 Herron vs Vaught

I sincerely hope that the voters of Ward 3 in Shawnee elect Gordon Herron to replace Jeff Vaught as their council member. Eventhough it is the voters of that ward that determine the councilmember, it is important to remember that when any council member sits on the council and acts, he or she is acting on behalf of the entire city, not just one ward. It is my opinion that Jeff Vaught is not qualified to act on behalf of the City of Shawnee.

Let's look at just 3 reasons right now:

1. Jeff Vaught was highly complicit in the appointment of Alan Willoughby (the mayor's uncle by marriage) to replace David Morris. This whole thing was, as the District Attorney said, "the result of backroom deals". Ironically, if you read the DA's letter, Vaught actually was inclined to vote for Kemmling who garnered almost 50% of the vote in a previous election. Why did he change and vote for Uncle Alan? Was it arm twisting by the mayor (the "ringleader" according to the DA)? See and hear Jeff Vaught's ridiculous reason for not voting for Kemmling and the hypocrisy of that reasoning by clicking here:

2. How about the fact that Jeff Vaught does not even understand his job? In his arrogant, self effacing bravado he feels that other council members have to go through him. Want proof? Read this:

3. Jeff Vaught's support of the CID for 10 Quivira Plaza showed little caring for the people most affected, the folks in Ward 2. This plan, increases the sales tax in that shopping center so the owner can make improvements. Problem is, the merchant with the largest volume of business is a grocery store and the neighborhood is one of the more modest income areas of the city.

Again I sincerely hope folks support Gordon Herron over Jeff Vaught. Support can be helping to hand out literature, placing yard signs, and yes, making contributions to Gordon's campaign. Regardless of where you live, if you feel like I do that Vaught has to go, please support Gordon Herron. Visit his web site at: