Were you one of the recipients of an email (excerpt below) extolling the virtues of mayoral candidate, Satish Hiremath?
The writer (who we don't think will be voting in our election because you must be an OV citizen tells us what's best for us) has the audacity to say, "Although it is a nonpartisan race, Dr. Hiremath is the only Republican Candidate for Mayor."
So much for "non-partisanship!"
That's not even the worst part. How about this? Dr. Hiremath has a history of fiscal responsibility ---."
Can anybody tell us what "history of fiscal responsibility the Dentist has displayed? It certainly wasn't when he put GOVAC in a financial hole as its past president. Definitely, it was not any involvement in Oro Valley politics, because other than the parade, what has Hiremath done?
Talk about "fiscal responsibility;"----How fiscally responsible is it to raid our contingency fund to balance our budget? That's not fiscal responsibility---that's fiscal irresponsibility, and yet that's part of Hiremath's plan.
How about supporting the likes of Chamber of Commerce, the realtors, the home builders, the police & fire unions. Giving our tax dollars to MTCVB & TREO.
They all support Hiremath and you can be sure, he'll be supporting them. Fiscally responsible? I don't think so!
The writer of the email is so proud of the fact that Hiremath is a Republican. Does Mr. Greg Harris (the letter writer) know we have a utility tax here in Oro Valley? It's a tax on our necessities----Gas, Water & Electric bills.
Does he know who was responsible for passing it? First time, it was four Republican council members. It was supposed to "sunset" in April 2009, but the Republican council members, lead by Loomis, Carter & Kunisch made sure it continued.
If you really want fiscal responsibility, you have no choice other than voting for MIKE ZINKIN FOR MAYOR & ONLY MATT RABB FOR COUNCIL.
Here's that email excerpt.
Dr. Satish Hiremath is running for Mayor of Oro Valley as the Conservative Pro-Business Choice! Dr. Hiremath is a small business owner and has been heavily involved in the Oro Valley community for many years. Although it is a nonpartisan race, Dr. Hiremath is the only Republican Candidate for Mayor. Dr. Hiremath has a history of fiscal responsibility and will bring his management experience to Oro Valley. He has been endorsed by the Northern Pima Chamber of Commerce, the Tucson Chamber of Commerce, the Tucson Association of Realtors, the North Tucson Firefighters, and the Oro Valley Fraternal Order of Police. Elections are right around the corner on May 18 and the grassroots battle starts now! We need your help!