Letter: Bunn would be a voice for allI attended (the Oct. 6) forum at Stillwater City Hall, and I learned that Kathy Lohmer's positions are far from “moderate.”
I attended (the Oct. 6) forum at Stillwater City Hall, and I learned that Kathy Lohmer's positions are far from “moderate.”
When asked if she agreed with the extremist positions of the Republican Liberty Caucus, her major endorser and a group that believes in abolishing Social Security and Medicare, Lohmer said that, yes, there are many government agencies we “can do away with.”
Lohmer was asked if she would vote her constituent preference over the party line, as was done by six Republican house members to override the governor's veto on the Transportation bill this past session. She said she would have voted with her party against the bill, indicating that she would never vote against the Republican party line if elected to the state House.
Julie Bunn, on the other hand, cited a very different approach with her record of voting independently on many bills these past two years. Julie said that she votes based on consideration of the evidence and what constitutes sound policy along with her constituent's preference, and party line is her last consideration.
I like Julie’s balanced approach to legislating. We need people who can get beyond rigid party ideologies and work together to get the state's work done.
Join me in voting for Julie Bunn, a voice for all of us, on Nov. 4.
Cheryl A. Schneider