Mrs. Obenshain Sets the Record Straight
A Misleading Ad
In his first TV ad, did Lowell Fulk tell the voters anything positive about his vision for the Valley? No. He aired a misleading, and shrill attack ad in which he offered mistruths about Matt Lohr’s record and service to this community.
Lowell has apparently fallen under the influence of this small but vocal liberal minority in our area who last year bitterly attacked the president. It is unfortunate that the people of the Valley are being subjected to this misinformation. Matt Lohr has never backed away from any question concerning his positions on the issues or his service to the community.
Here is the truth. During his tenure on the county school board, Matt Lohr has attended 84 percent of its scheduled meetings. This information is a matter of public record.
Fulk’s attack ad also falsely claims that Matt voted to raise his own pay as a member of the county school board. Matt did vote to raise the pay of school board members by $1,700 per year (the first increase in 17 years). The measure was approved by 80 percent of the board. The raise will not ever apply to Matt Lohr. The raise takes effect in 2006. Matt’s tenure on the school board will end December of this year.
I hope that the final two months of the race will on the true issues and not fabrications.
Suzanne S. Obenshain