Letter: Town newsletter was done without guileThis is in response to Elaine Ray’s letter of last week. She pointed out that the residents of Kinnickinnic received a mailing that functioned as a campaign flyer for the current town chair, and that it was sent out illegally.
By: Lola Higgins, town of Kinnickinnic, River Falls Journal
This is in response to Elaine Ray’s letter of last week. She pointed out that the residents of Kinnickinnic received a mailing that functioned as a campaign flyer for the current town chair, and that it was sent out illegally.
I would like to set the record straight. What Kinnickinnic residents received was the spring edition of “The Current,” that, as the clerk, I have been sending out for the past six years.
At the Dec. 7 Town Board meeting I asked the board if it would like me to continue putting out a “Current” as most of the information is on our website.
Supervisor Murphy suggested “The Current” be published once a year before the spring election with candidate biographies as an introduction of the candidates running for office, as we have done every year. The suggestion was approved by the board members.
In January I sent a letter to each candidate asking for a bio on themselves, and why they are running for an office. What I received from each candidate went into “The Current” as they came to me.
As residents of Kinnickinnic can see, each candidate came with their own style and different writing abilities just as each are different people.
If Ms. Ray was not satisfied with her candidate’s bio, she has every right to express that. My reason for writing this letter is so the residents of Kinnickinnic can see Ms. Ray took a regular activity of Kinnickinnic and manipulated it into another accusation against Roger Van Beek.