Sunday, October 24, 2010


After reading the Editorial: 92nd District state House endorsement in the Muskegon Chronicle this morning, I decided to make my local endorsements public. While I know that I don't have many readers here in Muskegon, perhaps the ones I do have will share this with others.

The district covers Fruitland, Laketon and Muskegon townships and Muskegon, Muskegon Heights and North Muskegon.

The Muskegon Chronicle and Paula Holmes-Greeley, the Editorial Page editor, is endorsing Democrat Marcia Hovey-Wright. What a surprise. One has to read the article to see their reasoning. Hovey-Wright is a social worker in private practice. She also was a health care administrator and school social worker.

"However, we like Hovey-Wright’s 35 years of experience as a community volunteer and political activist and her mainstream, practical ideas. Her approach to the campaign displays her broad community contacts and organizational skills, something that will be needed when she reaches Lansing."

These are not qualities that I look for in a candidate. I want to know what that candidate is going to do about the fact that here in Muskegon County, county employees wages, pensions and health care eat up 85% of the general budget before the County Commissioners vote to spend even more of our money.

I want to know what a candidate is going to do to balance the State Budget because the State has the same problem with unsustainable employee wages, healthcare and pensions promises.

But as you can see, Muskegon Chronicle's Editor, Paula Holmes-Greeley isn't concerned about these problems that plague the Privet Sector Citizens of Muskegon, those of us who have to pay for every expansion of government that Hovey-Wright will vote for.

I am Endorsing John McNally who describes himself as a technology entrepreneur and holds a master’s in business administration. He also has worked in insurance and real estate. Offers 20 years experience competing in the global knowledge-based economy in California. He offers a plan he calls “economic farming” which grows the economy with existing businesses by creating an atmosphere that encourages entrepreneurial risk taking and business expansion.

So to my Muskegon readers, here are your choices, McNally who has first hand knowledge of being an entrepreneur and has a Master's in Business Administration or a Social Worker/Community Organizer. Don't we have one of those in the White House? How's that been working out for you?

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