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Backing the bond

Published on -5/2/2013, 10:23 AM

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Backing the bond

I was skeptical when the local politicians wanted to spend more than $14 million of taxpayer money, but I am always skeptical anytime politicians want to spend even a dime of our money. I am probably the last person to support politicians spending money that they don't need to spend.

I try to get all the facts before I make any decision. So I contacted Ellis County Sheriff Ed Harbin. Sheriff Harbin is a straight shooter. He tells it like it is. He has earned a well-deserved reputation of being a highly successful lawman. Ed Harbin is not a politician, he is a professional. Sheriff Harbin gave me the tour of the jail.

In my 50 years in the work environment, I have toured approximately 500 facilities of all kinds from large manufacturing facilities, small manufacturing facilities, small to large office complexes, small to large medical facilities, educational facilities, and military facilities. My experience was as a management consultant.

Sheriff Harbin and the people of Ellis County need to improve the jail facilities. And the EMS needs more space. On April 9 at the Big First Tea Party meeting, I publicity stated that I support the May 14 bond issue that is so desperately needed.

Every Tea Party member and every conservative I have spoken with supports making the necessary improvements.

Roger Ewing

Hays

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