Treasurer Jenny Barnwell has studied those laws set forth by the State of Texas, which govern investments of taxpayers monies, while her opponent, Dedra Vick has tried to minimize the importance of that knowledge, which can and will result in further mismanagement of funds. This is the type of situation that can easily steal from our children’s and grandchildren’s future. Is this the legacy you want to leave? Me neither.
Let’s look at it another way: learning about the complexity of investments is not an on-the-job training situation, as Dedra stated it is. That is the last thing we need or want.
Jenny Barnwell holds multiple certifications, and certifications in areas associated with managing the county treasurer’s office and investments. Her opponent has a background in cosmetology and once co-owned a convenience store.
Dedra is also on the record as stating her investment strategy will go something like this: “I will take the best deal that comes across my desk” … as if it is that easy! It sounds like she thinks she is playing a hand of bridge or reading Tarot cards. That is not how investments should be decided on and that statement highlights her lack of investment experience.
I hope you agree with me that the clear choice, the only choice for Parker County Treasurer is Jenny Barnwell. She brings with her admirable leadership skills, solid investment knowledge and a commitment to the financial strength of Parker County.
Connie Bally, Tarrant County
Writer backs Suchocki
I would like to announce my support for Bernard Suchocki as JP for Precinct 4.
I have known Bernard for the last 10 years and worked closely with him when he served on the Willow Park Planning and Zoning Commission. His background as a trial lawyer for 32 years surely qualifies him for this elected position as justice of the peace. He is currently doing an outstanding job serving Willow Park as a member of the city council. He campaigned going door-to-door to find out what concerns the people had and how he could help.
Bernard’s integrity, honesty and knowledge are above reproach. His main concern is serving our community and helping to make it a safer place for the citizens. I am voting for Bernard because I know he is the best man for the job and I urge you to do the same.
Jo Ann Cassidy, Willow Park