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Republican candidates meet community members

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Republican candidates, including (from left) Pat Heffner, Dustin Jorgensen, T.J. Sneddon, Sam Glover and Mary Fisher, attended a meet-and-greet at the Clay County Republican Club meeting. [Order this photo]
The Clay County Republican Club hosted its monthly meeting Monday at the Clay County Senior Citizen's Building on Franklin Street, Brazil.

The meeting was a meet-and-greet with Republican candidates for this year's November election. Candidates included T.J. Sneddon, running for mayor, Mary Fisher, running for clerk treasurer, Pat Heffner, Dustin Jorgensen and unopposed Sam Glover, all running for city council.

Each candidate spoke briefly on their history, their reason for running for office and their goals if they are elected.

Sneddon, who is currently a Brazil township trustee, is a lifelong resident of Brazil, graduating from Brazil High School in 1973.

During the meeting, he spoke of his plans for Brazil. One of Sneddon's goals is to mill off the asphalt of all city streets and go back to brick streets.

He also plans on increasing industries and jobs in the city.

"I think it's a great city, and that's why I want to be mayor," Sneddon said. "I think I can make it even better."

Fisher, who is the owner of Goodies Galore, said this is her first attempt at a political career field. After explaining her history working at Area Agency on Aging and owning a business, she said, "I know what it's like to make hard business decisions. Some decisions are tough to make, but I'm not afraid to make them."

Running for City Council at large, Heffner, who is currently a member of the Brazil city council, said, "The best thing I have to offer is my experience and my integrity."

Jorgensen, a fifth-grade teacher at Staunton Elementary and head coach of Northview men's soccer team, is running for city council ward four.

"I want everything to improve and that happens by starting right now," he said.

Running for city council ward two, Glover did not speak because he is unopposed.

Elections will be on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

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Sneddon is laughable,

Take the asphalt off the streets? This guy is so out of touch with reality it's silly.

Go back to the stage, at least there you are guaranteed the leading role, you have no business in the Mayor's office.

-- Posted by coltsfootball29 on Tue, Sep 20, 2011, at 10:24 PM

Actually, as long as it is cared for, brick streets are very nice. I've seen many great little cities with brick streets. It gives the town an antique feel and encourages tourism.

-- Posted by olmedic on Tue, Sep 20, 2011, at 11:37 PM

I agree that spending money on brick streets is ridiculous. There are many pressing isuues that money could go towards and a "yellow brick road is not one of them, T.J." Olmedic are you kidding me.... I think this town needs a community center for the kids. What happened to the skate park? Let's put money into keeping the kids on track and give them something to do (other counties do). Kids are our future. T.J. you are trying to work yourself up to fast into a government position and your lack of knowledge for this shows... What have you done as a trustee?

-- Posted by purehonesty on Wed, Sep 21, 2011, at 7:52 AM

Read the insert in last Saturday's paper about brick streets, what little up-keep they need and how long they last. Plus teaching a new trade to people. We have plenty to offer children; the "Y", various school activities, riding bikes and programs provided by our churches. But parents need to take the responsibility by guiding and encouraging their children and listening to them. How often does your entire family sit down to dinner and discuss what happened during the day - really talk to each other?

-- Posted by captnwench on Wed, Sep 21, 2011, at 8:46 AM

Pure honesty you couldnt have said it any better...

-- Posted by JimJim69 on Wed, Sep 21, 2011, at 4:03 PM

Well at least local REPUBLICAN candidates show up for there monthly meetings,you can't say that for the democrats,the mayoriaL canidate,4th dis candidate and clerk candidates havn't showed up for the last two months and they expect dems to help them win these jobs.This is why people do not get elected.Well don't expect this democrat to vote for these democrats seeings how they can't support thier own party meetings!!No to Wyndam,Lovett and Mcqueen- YOU ALL SHOULD BE ASHAMED

-- Posted by clycogrl on Wed, Sep 21, 2011, at 8:46 PM

clycogrl, We could tell you were a Democrat by your spelling!

-- Posted by Jolly on Thu, Sep 22, 2011, at 8:28 AM

Showing up for meetings ? Who cares if they are doing nothing! every four years Republics and democrats talk crap....and that is all it is...talk.. They don't care about our children or even this town, they just want a name. i say vote for the Big truck at Bedwell's. at least the truck will be there every day we go by.

-- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Thu, Sep 22, 2011, at 10:31 AM

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