Weatherford Democrat


April 3, 2013

Letters to the Editor – April 3, 2013

Re-elect Annetta Mayor Pinckard

Dear Editor,

We have known Bruce Pinckard, the mayor of Annetta, for several years and have worked with him on several projects. We know how he has worked with the members of our community, and have seen what kind of man he is. We were extremely pleased to learn that he has made the decision to run for re-election.

Bruce and his wife are good, Christian people whose integrity has been evident by anyone who has had the good fortune to know them. Watching Bruce as he has dealt with the challenges Annetta has faced this past year, it is evident that he is leaning on the Lord to guide him in important decisions.  Repeatedly, he has shown himself to be a man of character and integrity, and Annetta has been well served by his work as mayor.

Although our home currently falls outside the boundaries of the town of Annetta, we have a vested interest in the outcome of this election, because the town owns our water system. Each time we have gone to Mayor Pinckard with our concerns about this or any issue, he has listened carefully and been responsive to our needs. We know that others in the community – whether they are residents of Annetta or customers of the water system – have been treated with the same courtesy and consideration. This is the type of mayor that Annetta needs. A man who has been involved, who knows the issues and who cares about both its residents and its customers. 

We encourage everyone to get to know Bruce and Denneen, if you don’t already. You will find them to be sincere, dedicated individuals who have been involved in this community for years. Their interest in the people is genuine and has been for many years. Their children go to school here, they are involved in a local church and they give back to our community in many ways.

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