Dick Sears: Set the record straight

September 13, 2013 

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 town’s 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 opponent’s campaign handout also. It’s 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 department’s 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 Mayor’s 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.

Dick Sears

Holly Springs

Sears is up for re-election in November.

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