Yacolt resident Anne O’Neill shares her thoughts on the race for Position 2 in the 18th Legislative District
Editor’s note: Opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are those of the author alone and do not reflect the editorial position of ClarkCountyToday.com
The 18th Legislative District voters should choose wisely their new representative for Position 2.
Greg Cheney is currently the treasurer for the Clark County Republican Committee (CCRC). It would be reasonable to assume that he could balance a checkbook. Last week, in the CCRC executive meeting there was a vote to hire, for $28,000, without a contract, a group of folks, not a business, to run social media and purchase election swag for the upcoming midterm elections. The vote passed even though Cheney voted no.
Cheney told the committee he was unsure if the balance in the CCRC checking account currently had a $39,000 or maybe $40,000 balance. He wasn’t sure because checks, he himself wrote, had not yet cleared. He estimated the $28,000 expenditure would put them in overdraft by $5000 or maybe $10,000.
Is he incompetent or just unprepared for this pre-agreed upon agenda item? It has been over 60 days since Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs) requested Cheney provide receipts of expenditures made from the CCRC checking account. The requestors are still waiting.
There were other votes in that meeting to which Cheney just abstained, no opinion. Cheney may play fast and loose with donor money but the hard working taxpayers of the 18th deserve more than wild financial guesses and no-opinion voting from this attorney.
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