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.
Really?! Cheney, the lawyer, has no opinion? That is the best laugh I have had in a long time. Good one 👍
A lawyer makes so much money they don’t need to know math. But a lawyer with NO OPINION?
After watching the board for over a year, I totally agree with your observation.
The Lincoln Day Dinner was literally the last day of April. These events always take a few weeks for both the receipts and the expenditures to be processed and settled. His caution was not wrong but to demand that he respond with receipts which weren’t even processed 60 days ago is just garbage. Anyone who has been involved with this event ever knows the work that goes into clearing the hurdles for the documentation to be accurately recorded for the PDC.
So it takes over two months to “clear the hurdles?” Really?
Lincoln Day dinner was to take place in February. It coordinates with his birthday. No one wanted to plan it. I understand it was “successful” because a couple of folks made big contributions not because of anything the executive board accomplished. Perhaps that is why they won’t produce receipts.
The article has to do with Cheney’s inability to be a treasurer. He doesn’t know how to subtract outstanding checks from the balance and present a definitive number. He was completely unprepared. The voters of the 18th deserve someone who takes their money and time seriously. Cheney wants the title and then pays others to do the work. Who will he pay to be the representative? He has a legal practice, a young family and can’t do a volunteer job, how will he ever represent the 18th? Vote Brad BENTON!