|Posted by voteweiderspahn on May 7, 2015 at 5:30 PM|
The following letter to the editor was printed in the Meadville Tribune on May 7, 2015.
I am a life long resident of Crawford County, therefore I have seen county officials work hard to do what’s best for our county and at other times not so much. Francis Weidersphan ran for County Commissioner four years ago with a promise to uphold the best interests of all county residents as his number one priority and to not raise taxes… in the past three years he has done just that.
As chairman of the County Commissioners, Francis has worked hard to make positive changes in county government. The issues currently at hand that are the most controversial, such as the courthouse expansion project, are issues that have faced this county for the past 25 years. They are not issues that were created by Francis Weiderspahn they are issues that Francis Weiderspahn is doing the best he can with what was handed to him. Some may not see the courthouse project as a necessity but think logically with safety as a priority, that’s what Weiderspahn is doing. The current courthouse is set up so that those awaiting trial and witnesses must pass each other in the hall, is it safe to stand next to the person that just raped or murdered your loved one?? He is working diligently to develop a solution that best meets safety concerns while improving security and county efficiency.
Taxes… Our county government taxes have not been raised since Francis took office. As a matter of fact since he has taken office our county has saved millions of dollars. Our commissioners froze their salary saving the county over $35,000, reduced cost of healthcare for employees and inmates saving over $4million and reduced the number of fulltime employees saving $273,000.
On May 19th I urge my fellow county residents to vote for a candidate who has proven to remain true to his promises, a candidate who has worked hard to keep the county residents his #1priority, a candidate who is committed to being honest, sincere, and dedicated to Crawford County, a candidate of integrity …… Francis Weiderspahn Jr.
Fairfield Township, Cochranton