Tuesday, November 20, 2018

1,058 to 5

Reference is made to my post on Sunday concerning the appointment to the City Council of Lisa Larson-Bunnell.  Actually it was more about how the only applicant for the appointment who ran for the office was not appointed.

Now, let's get specific.  Dave Myres ran against Justin Adrian and Jeff Vaught in the most recent primary for the Ward III council seat.  Myres got 609 votes, Adrian 415 and Vaught brought up the rear with 308 (eliminating him from running in the general election).

Next up was the November general election.  Adrian came out on top with 1128 votes and Myres was 70 votes behind with 1058.

Now that is what begs some questions needing answers.  Why did 5 members of the council ignore the votes of 1,058 Ward III residents and appoint someone who did not even do anything to really show that they wanted to represent that ward?

I am emailing those 5 councilmembers and asking them that question.  Their replies should be interesting, and will be published here.

Here is what I sent this morning:

Good morning,

This email is addressed to the five members of the Shawnee City Council who voted to appoint Lisa Larson-Bunnell to fill the position of Ward III council person until a special election is held in November 2019.

What factually specific objective information concerning Ms. Larson-Bunnell’s history did you feel was superior to the fact that 1,058 Ward III residents had cast votes for Mr. Dave Myres in the most recent city election?

It’s highly probable that there are 1,058 residents of Ward III that would be interested in your replies.

Thank you