Letter: Ross should not be on 158th ballot

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To The Editor:

Letters1I am writing out of concern for developments in the campaign for the 158th Legislative District of the State Legislature and in support of Susan Rzucidlo. While I find the circumstances regarding the Cuyler Walker matter sad and disturbing, the underlying facts leading to his withdrawal from the election are not here up for discussion.

However, it is exceedingly disturbing that the Republicans have twisted those events so that, well after the statutory deadline, Candidate Ross will be listed on the ballot. The process does not pass the “smell test”. It is clearly the efforts of the Republican establishment to manipulate the system by filling the void left by Cuyler Walker at the last moment through political intrigue. This is not the opportunity of the electorate to choose, but rather the manipulation of the process.

Equally as disturbing is why Chris Ross is in this race. He gave notice long ago that he was retiring from this office. Now he’s back. Where is his heart in this matter? Is he just a place-holder for those manipulating Republicans, with his heart and foot already out of the door, or did he really change his mind? If he changed his mind, what induced him to do so? What does that suggest about his commitment to the citizens of the 158th District? I suggest that the “smell test” clearly shows that politics as usual is alive and well in the 158th Legislative District.

Vote for clean government and fresh air; vote for Susan Rzucidlo.

Thank you.

Scudder G. Stevens

Kennett Township

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