Commissioner Ruth Uses Facebook for Debate Prep

first_img Sue Grandy Sam RuthThis afternoon, Commissioner Sam Ruth, running for re-election to Seat #3 against Pastor Doug Bankston and Alice Nolan, took to Facebook to ask for help “defining his opponent”. On his personal Facebook page, Commissioner Ruth made these remarks and asked these questions:“Working on talking points for debate. I have my accomplishments under control. Working on defining my opponent – how’s this one?”“Says he’s for the future but runs with the good ‘ole boys from the past.”“Says he’s for accountability but defended in a letter to the editor the lack of transparency of the board of a private trust fund he is a member of.”“My issue is he can be perceived as a great guy. He hasn’t crossed the good ole boys to yet see how they truly are. So, the old guard puts up a minister who himself is deceived about their true nature to try to deceive 50% of the vote. Ideas of how to get this across are appreciated.”“You’re a great guy,…. – but why are you promoted all over the good ‘old boys FB pages, taking thousands of dollars from them and refusing to talk about how bad city hall was under their leadership. Talking about a future for Apopka when you still don’t have a clear picture of the past – isn’t a credential for public service.”Doug BanksonRuth’s candid remarks appear to be about Bankson. In a statement to The Apopka Voice, he did not distance himself or walk back any of his posts.“I was in thought preparation trying to see how hard-hitting to be in the debate. I wanted my supporters to weigh-in prior to the debate. Their opinions matter very much to me. Everyone will know how I handle all debate issues Wednesday evening.”When asked to respond to Ruth’s remarks, Bankson simply stated “I’m disappointed.” Reply 1 COMMENT Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Previous articleAccountability, not race, the reason for single member districtsNext articleMayor’s Job Fair on Wednesday Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter I am very surprised by Commissioner’s Ruth position against Doug Bankson and/or Alice Nolan who is not to be disregarded because she is a woman and a Generation Y, she is sincere. Ruth’s position regarding the good ole boy is very interesting considering Ruth’s alignment within a new system of good ole boy, Mayor Joe. Under the Mayor, Ruth has factually sat muted and been a dependent rubber stamp vote for the Mayor. A vote against transparency, a vote for initiatives that warrant council approval but executive decisions made by the Mayor only, a vote for blatant disregard for public interest over that of government intervention and intrusion, a vote for questionable deal making that has become the rule instead of the exception to it. Ruth needs to wake up, He and Velazquez ran in a PAC with Mayor Joe when he won office, questions Ruth should be asking himself is, why hasn’t the Mayor endorsed him already. Political self interest. Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. Well, Ruth, it 34 degree outside, step out in the cold and wake UP!!! Hope these questions help you in your preparation.center_img Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 January 24, 2016 at 7:52 am Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom last_img

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