Friends can be independent thinkers, too

Editor,

Sharon Emerson is at it again with her misinformation and conspiracy theories.

The Holmes Harbor Rod and Gun Club (HHRGC) is a community driven, non-partisan social club. They raise money for many local causes, and are becoming an emergency shelter for all on the South End.

Thomas Gill isn’t a member of the club. Ursula is busy working, not socializing. Dominique (who I highly regard and support) is a member of the club and a friend of the group, though Sharon implies differently. So, incorrect again.

Re: the appointment of Burt to city council; It was based on his years of managerial experience. He attended every council meeting for 15 months prior to running. All who ran were qualified. It was a difficult decision. She states that all HHRGC members voted for him. Wrong again!

Burt’s feeble voting? That is her definition of voting legally in your jurisdiction? I recall when Sharon ran for council (and lost) she had just moved in to Langley proper. She legally couldn’t vote in Langley more than one election prior to running either. Does that mean she is feeble as well?

Sharon says “Ed” (Bill Nesbeitt – another of Sharon’s inaccuracies) was recruited by the club members to run against Dominique. False.

Many of us eat at the same restaurants in town, have the same friends, shop in the same stores. That does not mean we all vote the same. Everyone I associate with is an independent thinker.

Perhaps the group that Sharon belongs to, “Inclusive Langley,” tells its members what to think and how they must vote, because, Sharon has never even spoken to at least two of those she is disparaging.

We are blessed to have a lot of good candidates. Do your research. Are they running based on an agenda? Are they being backed by a special interest group? Or are they independent thinkers with the citizens of Langley’s best interest at heart?

She ends with, “vote for diversity.” On council, we have three men, two women, a gay man, an independent, a libertarian and three democrats, aged 34-75. So, I guess she hopes for a Republican?

Here is an idea: Vote based on an individual’s qualifications. Don’t let people like Sharon Emerson influence you with untruths.

Sharon, see you at the club again, since you too, are a frequent visitor.

ROBIN BLACK

Langley

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