We believe Dave Perry, Editor & Publisher of The Explorer is an honorable man.
We also think he is a pretty smart businessman.
That is why, once again, we find ourselves of different sides of an issue. It's not the first time, and most likely won't be last time we question Mr. Perry's editorials.
This time, it is his support for Satish Hiremath for OV mayor.
Why is it smart for The Explorer to come out for this candidate?
How many people pay for a subscription to this newspaper? We don't know anyone that does.
How does The Explorer survive? The answer is "advertising."
Who is perceived as the best pal of the business community; the one candidate that has endorsements from the both the Tucson & N. Pima Chamber of Commerce?
Does anyone think it is in the best interests of The Explorer for them to endorse Mike Zinkin, the candidate that believes our General Plan & Town Codes MUST be adhered to?
Our blog has NO advertising. We are beholden to no one. We are two OV senior citizens completely independent.
We ENDORSE MIKE ZINKIN FOR MAYOR OF ORO VALLEY.
Please consider this before you vote---if you haven't already done so.
Here's The editorial.