Set the record straight
In response to a Sept. 8 letter to the editor, I want to lay out the facts as the mayor of Holly Springs: According to the chair of the Wake County Republican Party, they had me listed as unaffiliated and I tried via three phone calls to correct this. In addition, I did not have a chance to respond to the email I received late that Sunday night but called on Tuesday and was told the decision had already been made on Monday evening.
As it relates to the towns debt, I prefer to call it investment for the future. The letter stated, Holly Springs has the most debt of any town in Wake County. I read that on my opponents campaign handout also. Its not true we really rank fifth in debt per capita, even though we are building a town. This is from the latest report of the Local Government Commission.
The comments about our police departments harassment were most unfortunate and once again without substance, and the first I ever heard. The department and I are very proud of the School Resource Program, the Police Academy, Alive at 25 and much more. I am very proud of the Mayors Youth Advisory Board. Kids are our future.
I have a clear vision, the experience needed and the right attitude to continue to lead this town forward. My door is always open, and I am always willing to talk.
Sears is up for re-election in November.