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8/8/16 Video of Sheriff Candidates Forum — Mohave County 2016 election

A big thank you to the SCHUSTER campaign for providing the video:

Aug 8, 2016 – Mohave County Sheriff Candidates at the Conservative Republican Club of Kingman Forum. Candidates: Joe Archie, John Gillette, Rodney Head, Cori Merryman, John Plough and Doug Schuster.

The 8/1/16 Video of the Mohave County District 4 Supervisor forum in Golden Valley.

Video: 8/1/16 District 4 Supervisor Candidates introductions


Rick Armstrong:

Incumbent Jean Bishop:

Mervin Pitchfork Freedom:

Krystal Gabrielson:

Incumbent Jean Bishop on her voting record:

She said absolutely NOTHING!  She had a long day attending the supervisor board meeting, but to not remember a single critical vote …  You got to hear it to believe it.

If Ms. Bishop would like to provide a listing of “important” votes and her positions, I’ll be glad to add it here.

Video of the 8/1/16 Mohave County District 4 Supervisor forum in Golden Valley

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The turnout was great and Butch Meriwether did a fantastic job organizing and moderating the forum — thank you Butch!  

He also has a website with his commentaries, opinions and analysis of many local issues.  Butch is one of the few people in this county capable of rational thinking and concise writing.

It is hard to hear the questions that were asked because the cooling system was so noisy and the audience didn’t have a microphone, but most answers make it obvious what the questions were.

Unfortunately, the audience was OBSESSED with the roads.

And I can’t blame them, but I think it would have helped to have the audience submit their questions in writing prior to the forum, sort them by subject and then have Butch read the questions (with the mic).  We would d have had a lot more time for issues other than roads.  And we would have had time for FOLLOWUP questions.

I found the forum VERY informative and all three unedited videos are now posted below.

I hope to SOON get to posting excerpts from the forum so you can hear the candidates’ views on specific issues to make it easier to decide who to vote for.

Video 1:

Video 2:

Video 3:

It was great to hear a CHALLENGE to Jean Bishop’s claim that the GV Fire District will go broke if the state takes over the prison.  According to a person in the audience, the prison never paid ANY tax for the fire district because it’s not in it. These are issues we need to examine!

Update 8/4/16: Apparently the prison is not in the fire district, but had a contract with the fire district and the state will likely contract with the fire district too.  Another NON crisis resolved.

Republican PRIMARY decides District 4 Supervisor

Some of the many important LOCAL issues (in no particular order): Water — limit mega farms, drain Lake Powell Zoning laws — County changes to ag exemption, requirements for building inspections, encouraging local food production Crime — most locals don’t even bother to report thefts Road maintenance — Lake Mead City and Meadview roads suck! Continue ReadingContinue Reading