Thursday, July 06, 2006

Denton County Commissioner Precinct 2 Race

John McClelland at the Burnt Orange Report has a front page interview with Amy Manuel, who is running for Denton County Commissioner in Precinct 2.

For over 20 years, Republican incumbent Sandy Jacobs ruled over this precinct. She has finally decided to retire, leaving an opening. The Republican nominee to replace her is Justice of the Peace Ron Marchant.....

[McClelland:] Your opponent has an ominous local connection of being the brother of a US Congressman and uncle to a Carrollton City Councilman. Do you think this is going to hurt or hinder your campaign?

[Manuel:] I have found this to be more advantage than disadvantage. To paraphrase what a number of Republicans have said to me, "The Marchants think that they own Carrollton. I wouldn't vote for a Marchant for dog catcher." People are sick of these political machine families. They prefer me because I am not a politician. I am just a concerned citizen and business systems analyst.

The Marchants play dirty politics. That is something that I simply will not do. I do not operate that way.

To read the rest of this interview, click here.

1 comment:

Bradley said...

I can't wait to see Amy Manuel elected to this position. I definitely don't want to see another Marchant in a position of power in Carrollton. My grandma lives in Carrollton and I was born there, so I feel like I have a stake in what's going on over there. I want good representation for my family.