I first met Mark Riley when he came to Parker County to work in radio, and then as Chamber of Commerce manager, where he was very successful in dealing with people and promoting Weatherford and Parker County. Urged to run for county commissioner, he was elected to two terms and then was elected county judge, where he has been able to increase even more his effectiveness for his constituents.
Judge Riley’s aptitude for dealing with people, his open and generous temperament and his positive attitude make him extremely fit to head our government. Mark has also been appointed to serve on regional and state boards, which give him access to other opportunities for his home county.
Ann Bergman, Weatherford
Support for Johnson for JP Precinct 4
When evaluating a candidate for office, voters should consider whether the candidate has voted in past elections. Voters should also consider whether a candidate has switched political parties to increase his chances of winning the elected office.
An example is Bernard Suchocki, candidate for Justice of the Peace in Precinct 4. Suchocki is a Democrat. Parker County voting records show that Suchocki has never voted in any Republican primary but has voted in the Democrat primary.
Lynn Marie Johnson has voted consistently as a Republican. Moreover she is the most qualified person in this race and she has done a great job in that position. Please join me in supporting Lynn Marie Johnson for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4.
Marvin R. Herring, Fort Worth
Johnson for judge
The race for Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace has produced some real entertainment in an odd sort of way.
Mr. Bernard Suchocki based his qualifications for Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace on something that happened almost a half century ago when he was in his 20s. He and more than 200,000 others worked for NASA in the 1960s. The clear implication in his mail advertisements and speeches was that he was a “rocket scientist” because he worked for NASA and deserved to be judge. Following that logic, if a person is found in a garage, he or she is a car. However, even if that person found in a garage is a Studebaker, he or she is still not a judge.
Mr. Suchocki also claimed to be a “lifelong conservative Republican” before being shown to have never participated in the process of selecting Republican candidates. He last voted in the Democratic primary. His excuse for not participating in the Republican party candidate selection process was that he voted for Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary. I did not check but I am pretty sure Hillary Clinton was not on the ballot more than once in the last 25 years. So the excuse in 24 of the 25 years is “the dog ate my homework” and the excuse one year was “I voted for Hillary.”
Lynn Marie Johnson has done a remarkable job as justice of the peace in precinct 4, has been active in the Republican party and has been active in this community while raising four girls. Her recent history demonstrates that she is qualified, even tempered, fair and competent as a judge.
Ed Huddleston, Hudson Oaks
I felt compelled to write about raising the minimum wage.
This year the seniors got a $20 a month raise. My Star-Telegram will come in and it went up $20 a year. Then I got my Weatherford Democrat bill and it went up $20 a year. I went to the grocery store for a small bottle of dish washing soap. Since I last bought it, it has gone up from 79 cents to $1.07.
My point is when anyone gets a raise, everything goes up. These minimum wage people will not realize an extra dime. My friends, that is what is called inflation.
Remember when Bill Clinton was in office and they were talking about raising the minimum wage. They used a pizza parlor for their example. Someone asked how the owner was to pay his employees. Mr. Clinton said he can raise his prices.
This is the mentality of our leadership. Why can’t they see it’s a trickle down. When one thing goes up everything goes up and the consumer is the one who gets hurt in the end.
Helen Vidrine, Weatherford