Friday, 02 December 2022

Armstrong: Bullies never win

In my response to the letter, “Tritchler: A businessman should know better,” Andrew — or should I say “Drew" — Tritchler goes on to say how “distressed” he was to see Anthony Farrington‘s campaign signs all over local establishments. He particularly targeted Jed Steele's winery.

No. 1, who is Andrew/Drew Tritchler? Has he attended any open forums where both candidates had time to speak? Has he reached out to ask questions directly instead of hiding behind the keyboard?

I have been a member of this community and lived in Hidden Valley Lake for over 10 years. I am informed and I went to an open forum and specifically asked Susan, “You have indicated that during COVID you were the DA and managed the office?” Wait a minute, shouldn’t our DA be fighting for our county to put the criminals/arsons/thieves/rapists/child molesters/trafficking/illegal grows and child pornography sex offenders behind bars — for a long time — instead of plea bargaining sentences for them to walk our streets, just so she can get back to “manage” the office.

I believe this “Andrew” with all the private accounts and his partner work for the Susan Krones campaign.

Any businesses or individuals have the right to publicly or privately endorse any candidate for any public office that they choose. Full stop!

To ramble on about how “offended” he is — is just nonsense. To target any business in any way for their political views such as Clay Shannon that is supporting Anthony Farrington, when we should be supporting our neighbors and local businesses, this has been a rough two years in this economy and to try and target businesses is appalling.

It is very clear to me why Susan has a record of failing to place bullies behind bars, if she can’t control her supporters from being bullies ... how is she expected to control the courtroom?

There is plenty to be grateful for in Lake County including our right and responsibility to vote for anyone we choose who is running for our county seats and elections without being bullied.

So by all means support who you want publicly or privately, but please don’t take the food from our neighbors’ mouths because of an opinion.

I know that I will be voting for Anthony Farrington; why you ask? It’s because he has served Lake County his whole life, growing up here and serving on the Board of Supervisors for four terms.

He will be tough on criminals and support law enforcement. He will make criminals think twice before they break the laws in Lake County. He will treat others with respect and dignity and I’m sure he will leave the administrative tasks to his team.

Kimberly Armstrong lives in Hidden Valley Lake, California.

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