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Sheriff White's interpretation of vote is mistaken

Incumbents win, look ahead Nov. 6 article

Sheriff's take on vote is mistaken

Thank you for the article that very honestly shows us what Sheriff Bob White is made of.

I would like Sheriff White to know that the majority of us who voted for his opponent Kim Bogart did so because he is a highly qualified candidate. I find it amusing that White actually believes that a majority of the votes against him were solely due to the Obama factor and early voting.

I can speak for myself, a majority of my friends, neighbors and employees who we studied the ballot and voted for the candidates that we felt were best qualified to improve our community.

I do hope that Sheriff White can finally stop the ever-increasing crime in Pasco County, work within his budget and support his troops by coming to an agreement on the labor contract.

I do hope all those who supported Sheriff White pay close attention. If crime continues to escalate four years from now, in 2012, you'll realize that it's time for change.

Angel Welker, New Port Richey

Honored to get chance to serve

I would like to thank those who voted for me. I am humbled by the privilege of being re-elected to serve the people of Pasco County as your superintendent of schools. I am also honored to serve our students alongside a team of dedicated and highly skilled educators. While we face many difficult challenges, I have great confidence in this team's infinite potential. Over the past four years, the hard work of our entire team has yielded tremendous results for students. I am eager to build upon this success during the next four years.

I promise to work diligently to uphold the confidence in my ability to continue serving as a good steward of public funds while meeting the needs of all students. For those who did not vote for me, I hope to earn your confidence and support during the next four years. Together, we will build a solid foundation for student success.

Heather Fiorentino, New Port Richey

Residents, please support FGUA

As the spokesman for the Committee For Better Water Now representing customers of Aloha Utilities for many years, I want all Aloha customers to know that our committee has been working closely with the FGUA to accomplish the purchase of Aloha.

We know our rates must go up to purchase the utility and make the necessary improvements. But we want all customers to know that we have never been more confident that the FGUA's experts have identified the best way to improve our water and establish a level of customer service worthy of the rates that we must pay.

We also are confident that if Aloha continues to own the utility, customers would not see the improvements that we can expect under FGUA ownership. Bottom line: If FGUA doesn't buy Aloha, we will continue to have poor water, bad service and will be paying Aloha an even higher rate than the FGUA is proposing to charge us.

Committee members are ready to speak with any Aloha customer who has questions about the purchase. We have waited many years for this sale to happen; please join us in making sure that it occurs.

Wayne Forehand, Trinity

Special thanks for surprise meal

What a surprise on Election Day when I was called over to the door to receive not one but two meat-and-cheese trays, rolls and condiments, plates, napkins, and chocolate chunk cookies.

All the poll workers at Precinct 33 (Gulf Harbors) send out a huge thank-you to the special person or persons who gave us such a delicious treat. How very thoughtful you were to think of us on such a busy day.

Deborah Stark, Port Richey

Precinct 33 supervisor

Ready to be rid of election signs

Attention, politicians: The election is over.

Please remove your signs from our communities.

John F. Marretta, Port Richey

Sheriff White's interpretation of vote is mistaken 11/08/08 [Last modified: Saturday, November 15, 2008 6:23pm]
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