This letter is in response to Frank Barnes’ letter to the editor in the July 26 edition of LaGrange Daily News. We have run a positive and honest campaign and will continue to do so.
We have at no time during this campaign questioned his character as he has done ours, Dianne Matthews’ and Sheila Rowe’s. We are insulted that he has questioned our ethics and morality. If we had intended to be unethical, we could have waited until after the election to file the contribution. We have nothing to hide from the ethics commission. The owner of the business who made the contribution has been friends of ours for over 40 years.
Our school board is a group of people who are honest and dedicated to the children of Troup County. This is our first priority and will remain our main concern.
To answer his three questions, everything we do and all of the decisions that the school board makes is in accordance with the policies of the school system.
As your incumbent school board members, we never expected that we would have to express ourselves in a response as this. But because of Mr. Barnes’ letter and the negative campaign that has been done by our opposition, we feel it is important to the voters of Troup County to hear the truth and set the record straight.
Please vote July 31 for your incumbent school board members who strive to make our school system super excellent.