Weatherford Democrat


July 19, 2012

Letters to the editor, Thursday, July 19

— Support Republican Party precinct chairs

Dear editor,

I serve on the Parker County Republican Party Executive Committee with 44 individuals that commit their time, talents and even their own dollars to telling the Republican story. We meet every month to take care of the local Republican Party business. We work the election polls; you see the precinct chairs during every county and national election. We register voters from Springtown to Aledo to Brock, all around our county. We answer questions and provide voter education, and we encourage everyone to vote in every election!

All Republicans are encouraged to come to the meetings on the first Thursday of the month, in the Arlene Strain community room at Weatherford College 7 p.m. This primary season, several of our dedicated, faithful precinct chairs have been challenged by individuals that have never been involved or volunteered in the Republican Party. We would encourage their involvement in starting the journey alongside the veterans of the Republican Party to learn from the years of experience and dedication.

In this campaign, there’s a clear choice for your values to be represented in our local Republican Party leadership. Please join me in supporting the following Parker County residents.

Betty L. Reinert in precinct 425

Marvin Herring in precinct 400

Jim Trainor in precinct 345

Robin Gentry in precinct 350

Jennie Little for precinct 215.

These individuals are making a difference daily in our community, and I ask you to go all the way to the end of your ballot and vote for them on July 31. Or, vote early from July 23 to 27.

Voting is freedom, in action!

Evon Markum

Republican Chair Precinct 300

Cast votes for Larry Walden for Precinct 3 commissioner

Dear editor,

My son and I would like to urge the voters of Parker County Precinct 3 to vote for Larry Walden in the run-off election on July 31. We believe Larry has the qualifications to be a successful commissioner who will represent all of the residents of this precinct, whether they live in the city of Weatherford or in the unincorporated county.  

Larry is a successful businessman with experience in management and in working with employees and the public. He is familiar with the oil and gas industry and won’t let them get by with damaging our roads. He knows the business of agriculture and will stand up for our private property rights. He knows the school business after serving over 30 years as a Parker County educator. He values the history of our area and the people who live here.

We have lived in this area for 42 years and have found Larry Walden to be a man with character, honesty and good judgement — all the qualities we need in a commissioner.

Helen Parks and David Meals,


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