Mayor touts savings, Dienhart wants ‘reform,’ Logsdon cites ‘return to civility,’ Jolly opposes SPLOST

Candidates for the Tyrone and Peachtree City councils face the public Saturday at the Fayette County Library in Fayetteville. From left, front row, are Tyrone candidate Pota Coston and Peachtree City candidates Stephanie Franz, Cathy Haddix (with microphone), Mike King and Kim Learnard. Back row, from left, are George Dienhart, incumbent Don Haddix, Ryan Jolly and Harold Logsdon. Photo/John Munford.

Councilwoman Learnard: "SPLOST a good business decision"; Mrs. Haddix opposes, says PTC must make budget provisions for its own expenses

Four of Peachtree City’s five mayoral aspirants put their ideas up for public consumption in a candidate forum Saturday hosted by several groups at the Fayette County Public Library in Fayetteville.

Political newcomer Ryan Jolly took the stage with former City Councilman George Dienhart, former Mayor Harold Logsdon and incumbent Mayor Don Haddix. A fifth candidate, Vanessa Fleisch, was absent due to a prior commitment.

Dienhart positioned himself as the reform candidate, advocating the hiring of a public safety chief to oversee the fire and police departments and also for the implementation of zero based budgeting to further cut costs. Dienhart was first elected to the council in late 2011, having moved to Peachtree City four years earlier. He resigned his council post in August to run for mayor.

Jolly meanwhile said one of his largest goals is to “bring functionality back to a most dysfunctional government,” noting the biting disagreements and verbal tiffs that have happened at council meetings on more than a few occasions.

Likewise, Logsdon spoke of the need to “return civility to the mayor’s office,” renew an emphasis on ethics and rebuild relationships with the city’s neighbors.

Haddix bragged that he was able to save the city over $1 million a year in increased efficiencies and said the city needs to re-activate its former development authority to seek out small and medium size businesses that can’t be targeted by the county development authority.

One of the more important questions asked was whether the candidates supported the proposed core infrastructure Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax that will be decided by voters in November. Haddix and Jolly opposed it, while Dienhart and Logsdon favored it.

Most of the city’s projected $14 million share from the two-year SPLOST would go towards road and cart path maintenance to plug an annual $1.5 million gap left by the exhaustion of funds from the 2004 countywide transportation SPLOST.

Jolly said the sales tax is a short-term fix for a long-term problem, saying the city should have budgeted for road and cart path repair instead of hoping for voter approval.

“We know we’re going to use it. We know it’s going to wear out,” Jolly said.

Haddix opposed the new SPLOST, saying it would cost $200 a year to the average homeowner when the city has already raised taxes and needs to “get its house in order first,” instead of issuing a new tax.

Dienhart said the new SPLOST was “a no brainer” because it would cost more to raise the millage rate or take other actions to raise the money. He added that he wanted to use the new SPLOST “as a bridge to sensible budgeting” so such a measure wouldn’t be needed in the future.

Dienhart did not explain what areas of the budget he would cut to get to the annual $1.5 million in savings necessary to accommodate road and cart path repair, but said the budget deserved a look at each line item.

Logsdon said he supports the new SPLOST in part because it is a consumption tax and also because the previous five-year SPLOST allowed for a number of transportation items to be taken care of.

“People don’t come to Peachtree City to live in a second-class environment and we’re going to have to pay for it,” Logsdon said.

The candidates were also asked how they would “solve” traffic on Ga. Highway 54 West.

Logsdon made a case for extending MacDuff Parkway, adding that it wouldn’t completely solve the problem. He noted that while a study of the area seems a bit much, it’s probably necessary.

Dienhart disagreed, saying any study should be funded by the Georgia Department of Transportation instead of the city so state taxpayers and not city ones, are footing the bill.

Jolly said a friend of his who is a road engineer suggested a bridge over the intersection that would allow the existing traffic light at Ga. highways 54 and 74 to be removed.

Haddix said the true solution lies in road improvements outside of Peachtree City, which he contends is “completely bottlenecked” on Hwy. 54 West.

Explaining his concept for the public safety chief’s position, Dienhart said he wants an out-of-town staffer brought in to help resolve issues at the police and fire department.

“The problem is we’ve been slapped with some lawsuits over the past few years, and the way to fix that is through a public safety chief,” Dienhart said, arguing that the departments need a culture change.

Candidates were also asked individual questions that others couldn’t address. During that portion of the forum:

• Logsdon was asked about his management style. He replied that he believes in giving guidance and direction but avoiding micro-managing.

• Dienhart was asked about how to use his role as a regional leader to have a positive impact. He replied that he already has an “excellent working relationship” with other regional officials and suggested he was the only mayoral candidate at the forum who has done that consistently.

• Jolly said part of having a balanced budget means funding “regular maintenance items like roads and cart paths.” He also added that he wants to get more young people involved in the city.

• Haddix said there were areas in which the city could trim costs. He also touted his role with other governments in the region, saying he was friends with the mayors of Riverdale and Union City, for example. Haddix also said he promoted the city at events hosted by the Georgia Municipal Association.

• Logsdon said he supported efforts on economic development because commercial development brings in far more revenue than industrial revenue while new residential development has a negative revenue attached to it.

• Jolly said he did not support a new traffic light on Ga. Highway 54 West to serve a gas station and restaurant which are part of a larger undeveloped shopping center.

Several questions were also asked about county government, despite the fact that the mayor won’t have any jurisdiction over county affairs to speak of, as those powers are expressly delegated to the five-member Fayette County Board of Commissioners.

The candidates were also asked about district voting for the county, another moot issue because not only is it out of their jurisdiction but the issue has mostly been settled with a ruling from a federal judge that requires the county to adopt district voting in lieu of the county’s current at-large voting procedure.

The event was co-hosted by several Fayette County groups including the local branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the local Fayette County Issues Tea Party and the Fayette County Democrat Party.

Forum marked by absenteeism of some council candidates

Several city council hopefuls in Peachtree City joined a counterpart from Tyrone in facing live questions Saturday at a candidate forum sponsored by several groups at the Fayette County Public Library in Fayetteville.

There was a certain lack of fireworks due to absentee candidates, as the only race drawing all competitors was the Post 3 seat in Peachtree City. In that race, incumbent Kim Learnard faces challenger Cathy Haddix, the wife of incumbent Mayor Don Haddix.

While Mrs. Haddix said she opposed the countywide core infrastructure Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, Learnard said the option will be up to voters, as she never committed to a position on the sales tax. Learnard did say “a good business case” could be made in favor of the SPLOST.

If Fayette voters shoot down the tax in November, the city will need to find another revenue source for an estimated $1.5 million a year in road and cart path maintenance.

Learnard said the SPLOST would cost the least for taxpayers based on an analysis done by Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker.

Mrs. Haddix said the city needs to first address its own budgeting issues before taking on more spending through a new sales tax.

Mrs. Haddix argued that the city needs to reinstate its development authority to help get more businesses to come to Peachtree City. She also advocated more citizen involvement “because we have a lot of things that need to be shaken up, so to speak.”

Mrs. Haddix also said Peachtree City has been ranked as the least affordable city among other cities its size in Georgia.

Learnard said she has helped expand economic development in the city and voted for a balanced budget while restoring recreation programs including those for seniors.

At the same time, the city has cut the budget significantly over the past four years to create a sustainable budget, Learnard said, admitting that it lacked road and cart path funding.

“Every department in Peachtree City has been cut to the bone,” Learnard said. “We’ve cut so much that the potted plants in the lobby of City Hall haven’t come back.”

There are seven options that have been devised to solve the road and cart path funding issue, Learnard added.

Learnard said she has showed leadership by remaining positive and working diligently for the city, adding that she is invigorated by meeting with residents on various issues several times a week.

“I like to think of it as I have 35,000 bosses,” Learnard said.

In questions posed to individual council members, Mrs. Haddix said she didn’t think the raises approved for city council members were unreasonable, but later she clarified that she would not pursue a raise while in office.

Responding to another individual question, Learnard said one of the city’s biggest issues is a need to look at its borders to determine how to control growth.

Peachtree City Post 2 candidate Mike King was the only one of three candidates for that seat to appear at the forum, as Shayne Robinson and Austin Chanslor did not participate.

King said he won’t “massage the truth to make things look better” but wants to apply fiscally conservative principles and specifically to resist increasing city debt.

King said he also supports hiring a public safety director to oversee Peachtree City’s police and fire departments, specifically to replace both the police chief and fire chief’s positions.

As for the core infrastructure SPLOST, King argued that roads and cart paths need to be funded from the general fund budget and a SPLOST should be for special projects instead.

“A SPLOST is a crutch,” King said, noting that with a budget north of $29 million the city should be able to fund road and cart path maintenance. “We need to live up to our responsibilities, not abdicate them.”

King also said one of the city’s biggest challenges is bringing amenities to the city so young families come back to Peachtree City, citing how his three children have not come back to live here as adults.

Asked about the largest budget he has handled, King noted that in his work with the Centers for Disease Control, he worked on a pandemic influenza immunization plan that cost more than $300 million.

King also made a pitch for switching city elections to even numbered years which would save $80,000 and increase turnout because it would coincide with presidential elections every four years as well.

The race for Peachtree City Post 4 also resulted in just one candidate appearing, as Stephanie Franz was on hand and challenger Terry Ernst was absent.

Franz, a political newcomer, admitted to being a bit nervous and “green” but said she loves Peachtree City and wants her 4-year-old child to grow up here.

Franz said she wants to get more young people involved in city affairs, saying she felt the recent National Night Out event could have been better attended by families.

Asked specifically if she would approve spending city funds on a college and career academy in Fayette County, Franz said she would, in part because the county needs to attract younger people.

“Bringing a college to town would be a wonderful thing and I would vote yes,” Franz said.

Franz said the city needs to broaden the tax base by bringing in more businesses and finding a way to redevelop neighborhoods that need to be revitalized.

“You can’t have families if you don’t have businesses here to employ them,” Franz said.

Franz said she supports the core infrastructure SPLOST.

Tyrone Post 3 candidate Pota Coston was on hand, while incumbent Ken Matthews did not appear at the forum.

Coston said she wants to revitalize the downtown area, citing a current lack of reasons for residents or visitors to walk or drive their golf cart there.

Coston said the vacant Tyrone Elementary School building could be an opportunity to help the town in that regard. She also wants to see a Livable Centers Initiative plan to help create “a vibrant downtown.”

Coston also noted that the town doesn’t have a budget shortfall, but good business sense is needed in weighing taxation decisions.

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Funny Allstar...

and true. Haddix is swatting at imaginary flies. Personally, I support Vanessa for Mayor. George knows this and we have talked about it and I think he would do a fine job as well. Vanessa is honest, dependable, and has a few more accomplishments under her belt. Quite frankly I trust her. George's connections to the Fayette political machinery concerns me some but not so much I wouldn't fully support him if he was in a runoff absent Vanessa.

While I am at it, Kim Learnard is one of my favorite people and Mike King would be a strong asset to council. Don't know Ernst but may be the only alternative.

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PTC Pride - Out of the Closet

...sorry, couldn't resist:

http://media.ethics.ga.gov/search/Campaign/Campaign_Name.aspx?NameID=198...

Major contributors/players?

Mike LaTella
Larry Sussberg
Steve Thaxton

So far they've raised $2,412 based on their website. Of that, just about half is from Mssrs. LaTella and Sussberg.

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Thanks for the link. It appears the massive movement is pretty small, in fact.

Since he pledged, we can assume Imker is one of the smaller contributors.

Peachtree City Mayor
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MRobinson... no shockers here

I could have told you this information and saved you the time of looking it up.:)! The good news is you did confirm what the Mayor said he couldn't: that PTC PRIDE is registered with the Ethics Commission.

Who, what is Mssrs?

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Mssrs means...

the plural of Mister:
http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/MSSRS

I did want to see if I could find you on the ethics site, you got me there.

Since you say I can ask, how many other financial contributors has the organization had to date?

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See, you taught me something MRobinson

I did not know that "Mssrs" was the correct pluralization of Mister. Love to add to the vocabulary.
In terms of number of contributors, I would say the number is approaching sixty or so but I don't keep the books. You might find it interesting that among our group, there is no consensus on who the next Mayor should be. In fact, it is pretty evenly divided and several are still undecided. The only thing we do all agree is that the city cannot endure another four years of Haddix.

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Haddix Business Forcefully Dissolved

Sorry Don, but I am going to call you on your lies and mis-truths. According to the State of Georgia,

"Clayton Tool Grinding was involuntarily or administratively dissolved or its certificate of authority revoked by the Office of the Secretary of State on 05/16/2008 for failure to file its annual registration."

Now maybe the State is wrong, certainly you aren't, but this is what it says happened to your business in 2008. With my non-legal eye, it certainly doesn't read like this was a situation where you notified the state you were closing the business; i.e. the word "involuntarily."

But really the bigger issue is that you cite your experience in managing budgets as your extensive time in running a business. Nothing against tool sharpeners around the world, but I hardly see where running a tool shop gives you the necessary experience in managing the budget of a city of 30K + people. That inexperience shows in your "strategic plan" and your dialogue, or lack thereof, in the current budgeting process of council.

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see no reference

perhaps before you refer to 'tool sharpeners around the world' you may want to do some research on exactly what clayton tool grinding did and it was not just sharpen tools. glad you know what the correct reference for Misters is and someone as you said taught you something. talk about know it all.

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Don - these are out and out lies

Your comments in quotes...

"Logsdon did sue me, but GIRMA and the City attorney rejected his arguments. He dismissed the lawsuit."

That is a lie Don. You settled out of court and paid Logsdon $3000 and issued a public apology as part of your settlement. This was a civil case and the city attorney had nothing to do with it. You lost this case and it is well documented.

"Same on the ethics charges by Steve Thaxton, Imker's friend and supporter. The attempted causes of action were claimed violations of law concerning the lawsuit by Logsdon, etc. Issues I won on in every case."

That is a lie Don. As the Chairman of the PTC Ethics Committee I was very close to this action and was present when Steve withdrew his ethics complaint. There was absolutely no discussion as to the validity of the claims against you, the question came down to whether or not you Mayor, were willing to allow this citizen action to proceed without legal representation at the cost to the city. As you know, the ethics board is made up of citizens and would not have had legal representation. The whole process is set up to be a citizen's forum, not a court proceeding. You insisted you would have legal representation which could have cost the city up to $100,000. That is the only reason the ethics complaint was dropped.
The sad thing is, you knew Mr. Thaxton cared enough about the city and the taxpayers not to put the city through these costs. You knew Mr. Thaxton was a better citizen than you and had more concern about our town in his little finger than you have in your whole body.

I guess the biggest surprise here is that you still believe if you post this stuff that someone, anyone will believe you. The only one you are convincing is yourself and maybe Pumpkin.

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May not be Dienhart

But there might be a man crush.

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like chris christy

put him on a good diet or take a collection for his surgery, at the rate he is gaining doubt he will make it to the voting booths before he has to drop out.

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So Pumpkin tell us about your diet

You are just like Haddix, oh thats right you are Haddix, full of lies, looking for splinters in the eyes of those that oppose you but you cannot see them because of the 2x4 in your own eye, if you will lie you will cheat etc, if you sit in judgement of all these people clean up your own back yard first. So now you want to put someone on a diet well think about how you look. And then you question someone about how long they have lived here because they chose Harold over pretty boy, that will answer itself if you look at your what pretty boy has done over his terms. BTW, oh never mind you aren't worth the energy I am wasting trying to get a point across to you

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I am not a man

But my crush is on responsible leadership. :-)

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Interesting supposition pandora...

Not sure it would change all that much if this was indeed Mr. Deinhardt. It will be interesting to see if and how Allstar responds.

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creep

period

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Spyglass

I'm sure you are right. Haddix is toast!

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Handycap the election

Thought exercise. Predict the election results.

Dienhart 45%
Logsdon 20%
Haddix 15%
Fleish 13%
Jolley 7%

Runoff
Dienhart 58%
Logsdon 42%

Learnard 75%
Haddix 25%

King 60%
Robinson 35%
Chansllor 5%

Ernst 55%
Franz 45%

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Maybe Allstar... but Haddix in Single Digits

Not too far off, although I think that Fleish ends up in the runoff with Deinhart. My unofficial tally of yard signs (not very scientific I know) shows Fleish has a very strong support base; 3/1 signs over anyone else.

My guess is that Jolley and Haddix battle for last but both in single digits. Jolly actually seems like a decent, smart guy but probably should have tried for a council position first.

For Council, I agree King, Ernst and Learnard win very big.

Three weeks to go!

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MadMike Fleisch in 4th

Rumor is that most of her signs are from co-workers that don't want to upset a coworker that is known to hold grudges. There are few that she sold houses to that may not even be registered to vote and business with out of town owners. I wouldn't put to much stock in signs. Plunkett seemed to have a few more than Haddix, if memory serves. We know how that ended.

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Hindsight and all that...

Look back and wish the 3/1 ratio had been correct. Plunkett would have been so much better for us

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May be true about Fleisch Allstar, but...

I have her sign in my yard and I don't work for her :).

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omg

you place logsdon over haddix? how long have you lived here?

you better hit your knees and pray king is out or be prepared to dip into the budget for high security with the temper and mouth he projects.

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Definitely the right results and that's what is important

My preference is for Haddix to finish last and I doubt Stephie gets any serious votes except from mudcat's crowd where they think any woman is always better than any man.

Nevertheless, it feels so good to know that in less than a month from now we will be rid of whatshisname and bringing in 3 new people who actually get it. I really love this city and every time we get someone in office like 2 of the last 3 one-term mayors I feel violated. It is like loaning your pristine 1958 Corvette to your brother-in-law and he returns it with the ashtrays full and stains on the seats and a broken antenna.

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Someone needs

Someone more creative than me needs to add thought balloons to the above photo for our entertainment. RWM? Mudcat? Buehler? Anyone?

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Thought balloons. OK, I'll take a shot at that.

George - I can't believe she is still talking

Haddix - You tell 'em pumpkin. We gonna win!

Jolly - I am by far the smartest person in the room and I know I am not getting as many votes as this witch

Logsdon - That is the dumbest white woman I have ever seen

Pota - No wonder the homies target white people

Stephanie = I am so happy to be here I may wet myself. Cathy has the big mike (no, not that big Mike) and she knows how to use it. Gee, I wonder if the other Big Mike is free after the meeting. Politics are such fun.

Cathy - Look at me! I can talk without hubby getting in the way. What a rush.

Mike - Are you kidding me. I knew running for office would be hard, but I have to sit next to her and then listen to this drivel?

Kimmy - My God, she's still talking

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Here you go Mudcat, Friday Fun

George - Oh no, shouldn't have eaten that burrito.

Haddix - Remember to tell them, that they like me in Riverdale.

Jolly - She reminds me of the church lady from SNL

Logsdon - I have a dress just like that.

Pota - Do I really need to be here

Stephanie - I'm the cutest one here, yeaaa

Cathy - Whatever stinky says, I'm for it.

Mike - Those donuts in back look yummy

Kimmy - She ain't got noting on me.

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Mudcat

Wow PTC's new power couple. Mike and Stephanie. Their tabloid name could be Fring, pronounced f-ring!

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It begs for further comments

Here's my interpretation of the photo :)

Ryan Jolly and Logsdon are looking at Cathy Haddix with a "what the hell are you talking about?" look and Mike King seems to be in utter disgust. Meanwhile, it appears hubby Don Haddix is patting her back for encouragement with both hands. Or something else. Creepy.

Learnard has the usual smirk. Deinhart is doing all he can to look professional with no reaction. Pota Coston appears like she would rather be elsewhere and thinking "why am I here?"

Glad I wasn't the person in charge of where each candidate was seated too :)

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Harry

looks so happy. Mr. "return the mayor's office to civility". The same mayor who yelled at the top of his lungs in the middle of a council meeting at a woman in the audience.

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Logsdon also screamed at Haddix

on Thursday night. Some civility. To be honest, it did at least show some life in his corpse like personality. I'm not sure he was even awake on Saturday. I really believe he is only running to get some kind of revenge on Haddix. I don't think he has any interest in being Mayor at all. To me, this is dangerous. He was an inactive "place holder mayor" to begin with. The only reason anyone has any fond memories of him is because he replaced Brown 1.0. I don't think we can afford 4 more years of living in a rudderless boat.

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Allstar, "Screamed"??

Screamed? I think we really were at a different Forum. Or, you have extremely sensitive hearing. I didn't hear anybody “scream”. Not even Haddix, or Deinhart. I haven't personally heard Haddix "scream" in the past but I've heard he does. I have heard Deinhart be really loud ("screamed" is a silly term). If you don't believe me, ask George yourself.

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Sounds like you and I were at the same ones, and they didn't come off like Allstar keeps claiming. George got right down in the mud with Haddix and Logsdon. And at Rotary, Jolly came off better than the others. I'm just not sure he has what it takes, and I'm pretty sure Fleisch doesn't.

I still think Allstar is a Deinhart rah rah alter-ego.

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I am glad Logsdon ran..

IF nothing else but to keep the 12K that Haddix chose to take from the city at the table.

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Imker, Sussburg and Latella

Are doing a pretty good job of reminded people about the 12k. The unfortunate truth is that Logsdon must have known that Haddix would try to charge the taxpayer. He had to be fully aware that the city would be on the hook for the deductible too. My understanding is that this did not change from his time in office. This just shows that he either lacks the good judgement to make a decision, or did not care if he hurt the city to get at Haddix. My second point seems to be repeating in the election.

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Allstar - Logsdon

I don't know if you are right about this Allstar. I am not a Logsdon supporter but having read that lawsuit Logsdon seemed to go out of his way to make sure that this was a personal lawsuit against Haddix so that defense of it would come out of Mayor's personal account. That's the way I saw it anyway.

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MadMike After working with Haddix for

2 years he must have known that Don would try this, and to top it off he must have known that grma was completely incompetent after being Mayor for 2 years. Bad risk analysis= bad judgement. Thank you for your work with ptcpride.

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Allstar - Point well taken

... and it makes sense. I was hoping to give Logsdon the benefit of the doubt, but probably undeserved.

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Allstar American:Don Haddix

Don't forget that Haddix also tried to double his salary immediately upon becoming mayor.

City council said NO which denied them a pay increase as well, but they did so knowing the city was in a financial free fall to the turn of $24 million.

Haddix knew they city was facing a financial crisis but his salary took priority. He also knoew going into the private libel lawsuit he was going take the money from taxpayers.

"Public service" needs to restored to mayor's office as well as civility. Too much self importance compounded with machiavellian behavior!

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Don Haddix

www.ABHin2013.weebly.com

Read carefully, there's not one thing Haddix can deny without a lie!

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Lawrence

Plenty of reasons not to vote for Haddix and Logsdon, they were an embarrassment on Tuesday. Vanessa did nothing but brag about things she may not have been responsible for. Ryan Jolley lied about 5000 jobs and google fiber. There was plenty of ich factor at the debates. Dienhart offered solutions and leadership. There was a clear difference between him and the others. Donnie was definitely 5th of the 5 candidates though.

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Allstar American

Vanessa is excellent on getting things done! She is also extremely honest.
She would make an excellent mayor if the voters select her.

What's important is that the voters turn out and vote.

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Logsdon keeps Haddix out of the runoff

In my opinion.

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Well, duh. Haddix is out of the runoff before he starts

Logsdon may keep himself out of the runoff by not getting enough votes. Even under that scenario, he may keep Vanessa out of the runoff.

However, methinks George wins without a runoff. How's that for a bold prediction? Or, he may not and then he wins in a runoff with someone. Got it covered.

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Spyglass

Good point Spyglass.

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Hope

that's all any of you ever had. the mayor and his wife have citizens with brains who will be working hard this next four years to continue to improve PTC and educate people like you.

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Mike King

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. If so, it looks pretty obvious looking at Mike's body language, he is doing all he can to ignore Mrs. Donnie. Can't say that I blame him. Let's hope the citizens also ignore her (and her husband too!) in the voting booth.

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Ignoring Mrs. Donnie

Actually, all four likely winners seem to be ignoring her. King, Dienhart, Learnard and Coston.

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ignoring????????

I think it's more like trying to understand what's going on. do any of the others really know what is happening in our fine city, wow. "born to run", I am counting on you to really please do vote, and when you cast it, please do not throw it away. educate yourself on the real issues and how things get accomplished; you will find Mayor Haddix has been and is the man for this leadership

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Pumpkin, you are close

I was at this past Saturday. Everyone was trying to understand. We were trying to understand the Haddix's incoherent babble. The real candidates were ignoring her because she is irrelevant.

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Oh gag

I thought your tact was "we'll talk after the election." It's obvious that your idol is going to lose and then you won't be around in the aftermath where everyone here is happy, so let's talk now before the hubby-wife team goes down in a very inglorious defeat.

At this point, there might not even be a run-off with the way Deinhart is getting attention and the lack of serious challengers. Yeah, that includes Don Haddix too.

Learnard isn't the greatest, but she is a whole lot better than Cathy Haddix and you can write her off.

Guess after election day we'll never hear from you again so happy trails to you!

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Man, speech bubbles

are needed big time on this kodak moment.

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