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Mason City volunteer urges citizens to vote

Letter to the Editor from Chris Watts of Mason City:

Chris Watts of Mason City
Chris Watts of Mason City

Educated & Informed

Regarding the upcoming election, I think it’s important that all are reminded that one does not have to vote straight party.

Having been a candidate in the past, I was surprised by the amount of people, when going door to door– that are unaware that you can still vote straight Democrat or Republican–BUT still put a mark by the person of YOUR CHOICE in the opposite party. This mark Does count and over rides the person in the straight vote checked. I always thought that the media could assist in educating the voters on this issue. A public service if nothing else.

I ran for County Supervisor and put alot of time in against a worthy opponent. But before I ran, I did my homework.

For 6 to 7 years now, I’ve taken the opportunity to attend most all public Supervisor meetings. To learn about the issues of the County, to form my own opinion. This coming election race has me a little concerned when I’ve NEVER seen Casey Callanan attend even one public meeting of the Board. I have nothing against this candidate, but wonder his agenda and who’s behind it. How does Casey know what’s going on? Or is this information being spoon fed by his backers? Power and Money? Is this the kind of person that should get your vote?

I saw many candidates at the meetings prior to the Primary election. The other two have been attending–but no Casey??

Now I know a lot of you have received letters with big endorsements, but ask yourself this, what kind of Representation is this–really!!

Please Vote




Chris Watts is a community volunteer who spearheads the activities of the Georgia-Hanford Neighborhood Association which works to better  the city’s south side.  The lilac bushes along 19th SE, a new full-size basketball court at the park, lights, fences at the ball diamond, and other efforts are a result of his leadership, along with help from many of his neighbors.  Mr. Watts has also ran for county supervisor previously.

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