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The Adams County Record Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Page 5 manner?" Thanks to all of you for your past ,support, and I look forward to your sup- port by writing in and electing Don Allen to become our Sheriffi I would also urge you to write-in and support Robin James to be our Adams County Assessor. She has the experience and certifications already that are necessary to run that office. Me~a, 2:~ Ludwig can do the job well Dear Editor, I am not writing this letter for the purpose of showing support for my brother, Vern Ludwig, although I believe he is a man of integrity, honesty, and is one of the hardest working men I have ever known, that is a given. The purpose of this letter is to inform voters of the actual facts of his ability to perform law duties. Fact #1: As soon as sworn into office, he would have the ability to back up and assist officers. Fact #2: Full Arrest Powers can be earned without attending POST, simply by attending 3 months of night and weekend classes at zero cost to our county, allow- ing him to remain on the job while training. After completing this course, he would then be as up to date on all laws as any officer is in our state. Even though the prima- ry duties of the Sheriff are administrative (allowing very little time for patrol) it is understood that the law enforcement aspect of the )ob is important. Our Sheriff's duties in office are extensive, and .it is not in our best interest to have him tied up in court and smaller investigations that the deputies are capa- ble of performing. I hope that this letter clarifies some miscon- ceptions that have been put forth. I feel that with Vern's maturity, leadership and business skills he is prepared to be our Sheriff and that Ryan would defi- nitely make a great Under Sheriff. Me-/; ,sa Don Dear Editor, Ed and I have lived here for 9 years. Our relatives have lived in Idaho for well over 20 years. Many of our friends and fam- ily are in law enforcement in Idaho. We were very happy with our retire- ment location until unruly neighbors moved in and we had to rely on the Sheriff's Dept for help. We quickly learned how Adams County Sheriff Dept operates. They ignored and left unreport- ed incidences of under Allen has what it takes aged drinking and vandal- ism on Goodrich Road, including a break in to our home and damage to our personal property. One incident Ryan Zollman was the respond- ing officer. I had been accused of threatening a minor. I thought it was funny, he was a football player and I didn't pose much of a threat to him. As untrue as these accu- sations were, the implica- tions were serious. I called the Dept to see if I could get a copy of the report. I was told the case had gone to the DA's Office. After $1000 in attorney fees I found out that reports had never been filed. Ryan Zollman made the choice to be an Officer, Judge and Jury at that moment. On separate occasions I asked officers to please site a trespasser so I could take the case to court and put an end to it. They never did. Finally their horse got on my proper- ty and injured my horse. Continued Knowledgeable, Experienced Proven Job Performance Adams County Assessor PAID FOR BY CAMPAIGN FUND TO ELECT ROBIN JAMES FOR ASSESSOR 2194 Hwy 95, Council 208-253-3614 .,.Just a reminder..... ...... .... ainull of our s :fluid. It's FREE for our JJ ~. ,, customers! Honesty is our Pollcy : '? $800 in vet/care bills and a six-month lay up. I con- tacted the property owner to find out this person had been running animals on his property illegally for 6 years. If ACSD had done their job this individual would have been gone. We as taxpayers deserve better. We need to change the reputation of Adams County so that individu- als living here feel safe and protected. As a 35 year S-E, F/C Bookkeeper and Tax Preparer, I can assure you without proper financing ANY business will fail. I have walked into businesses of all types and had no prob- lem auditing, understand- ing and working with their books and budgets. The ACSD is a business. You need someone who understands budgeting, FS, etc. We need some- one who will take on our Commissioners to get the funding they need to run the Dept., upgrade equip- ment and get employees raises, qqaat is why I am supporting write-in candi- date Don Allen. Don has what it takes to get us on track financially. Officer Rick Wiley, with his 40+ years of unmatchable experience can train our officers in law and tactical procedures. Coz~ ,,e_; / ASSESSOR RACE Robin lames has the clear advantage Dear Editor, I am a 30-year resident of Adams County and have had the pleasure of knowing write-in candi- date for Adams County Assessor, Robin ]ames, on a personal & professional level. She hasalways been hard working & dedi- cated to the jobs she has held, from grocery clerk to County Assessor. She has years of experience in the position she is seek- ing which is a clear advan- tage over her opponent. One voter opined in a let- ter in last week's Record that she had concerns with "Write-ins" who lose a primary and still think they should run for office. I believe that running as a write-in shows a tenacious and strong candidate. This is a candidate who cares enough to not give up. My vote for county Assessor goes to Robin James. As to our sheriff's race, I will put my trust in Vern Ludwig. "l-here has been a lot to do about experi- ence & certification in this arena lately. The truth is that the Sheriff's position has always carried more administrative responsi- bilities. Vern Ludwig has all the experience needed to step into the office. I strongly believe that he can manage all the duties that any sheriff would face. There is not a sheriff in any county in Idaho who you will see patrolling the county. His main respon- sibilities will come from inside the sheriff's office. Please remember to vote! 3"a e Co/e We need the change Dreyer will bring Dear Editor, I am writing to lend my support to Stacy Swift Dryer for Adams County Assessor. I, as well as oth- ers, feel the citizens of Adams County are in need of a change and there could be no better choice than Smcy Dryer. It was apparent during the pri- mary other residents felt the same. Stacy's years of bank- ing experience, her pleas- ant attitude working with the public and co-workers, and her honesty makes her a perfect candidate for the position of assessor. Not to mention her years of community service. Stacy is very sharp and I know for a fact, if elected, she will do everything in her power to learn the ins- and-outs of the Adams County Assessor position. It is apparent the other, write-in, candidate is a well-seasoned politi- cian and is very practiced. This was very obvious at a recent public forum. The individuals in the audi- ence asking questions were plants and were fed the exact questions to ask the write-in can- didate. Her answers were well-rehearsed speeches. Furthermore, the same people asked questions of Stacy that were very pointed. Good strategy for politicians. There is no doubt the write-in is qualified, but, again, we must remember who the citizens of Adams County voted in during the pri- mary. I think people forget that New Meadows is part of the county, and there are very few resi- dents from New Meadows in the work force at the courthouse. I know other people have voiced their concerns. Therefore, I thinkStacy would be a good addition and invest- ment for the citizens of Adams County. Finally, as a point of fact, my property assessment last year was the same as the year before, there- fore, I was not concerned. However when my tax bill arrived it was 14% high- er than the year before, I became concerned. I immediately went to the courthouse to inquire why. The current assessor could not answer my question and had to send me to the former treasurer who informed me it was the levy which was set on commercial property. So the assessor doesn't have all the answers and needs help from other co-work- ers in the county. Bottom line, vote in Stacy Swift Dryer for Adams County Assessor for a needed change. /.da/ o Robin lames has the experience required Dear Editor, Robin James is running as a write in candidate for the Adams County Assessor in the upcoming election. With a decade of experience within the alism and customer ser- office, she knows and per- vice while performing her forms the )ob, and truly complex job tasks. Robin cares for the taxpayers is the only qualified indi- of the county. She shows vidual running for this high levels of profession- office. 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