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SD-18: You can vote for Tim French, or the liberal, or the big-spending anti-gun hall monitor

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SD-18 Endorsement: Vote for Tim French, the only Republican choice.

Unusual as it may sound, but three candidates in the election for Senate District 18 doesn’t give you much choice.

WRONG CHOICE #1 – REP. DAVID NORTHUP

Liberal Rep. David Northup isn’t the right choice. Evidence-Based Wyoming ranks Rep. Northup voting record as ‘Liberal.’ In 2020 Rep. Northup voted with the Democrats thirty-six times. Nine of those votes gave the Democrats and other liberal Republicans the win.  

For the eight years of his service, we’ve heard told of Wyoming’s coming financial train wreck. Governor Mead even proposed the Alverez and Marsal report in 2017 to save $230 million per biennium. Rep. Northup and his liberal allies have done nothing save whistle past the graveyard, focusing on higher taxes and not spending cuts. Little of the Alverez and Marsal report was implemented on Rep. Northup’s watch.

You can’t help wonder if while the governor is trying to make significant cuts offset the impact of COVID, the extra savings from the Alverez and Marsall Report would have been useful.

David Northup is one of the most liberal members of the Republican House of Representatives caucus. He loves high taxes and votes to spend, spend, and spend.

Park County can’t afford him in the Senate.

WRONG CHOICE #2 – STEFANIE BELL

Can a proven liberal like David Northup be out liberaled by another candidate?

Sadly, Stefanie Bell does that, almost without trying. Having served on the school board for years, she has proven to be anti-gun (see her vote against the CKA, while 74% of the community was in favor), all the while supporting more and more spending.  

Can Park County afford to send another big spender like Ms. Bell to the Senate when Wyoming is in dire straights?

Ms. Bell, while a very nice person, doesn’t have what it takes to make the difficult choices coming in the next few years. Little to no experience running her own business, her government service in education, while admirable, only focuses on spending, spending, and spending.

Park County and Wyoming can’t afford Stephanie Bell.

THE RIGHT CHOICE – TIM FRENCH

Tim French is the right choice for Park County. A long time county commissioner and well-liked by the people of Park County, Tim French is familiar with making hard financial choices running his farm and Park County. Tim French can do the same for Wyoming.

Mr. French is the only candidate with business and government experience to shepherd Wyoming through these uncertain times.

Tim French is the only candidate Park County can trust to get the children educated, the roads maintained, and get the rest of the business of Wyoming done, so we can all prosper.

2 comments

  • Doug, I’m sorry you don’t like my endorsement of Tim French.

    I take your point of bias and updated the post to reflect it is my endorsement of Tim French. I’ve done that on other and thanks to your critique updated the post.

    I readily admit that endorsement reflects my personal bias. Sorry if that caused you confusion.

    I also added an additional category ‘opinion’ to mark those items that are opinion versus those that deal with the analysis of voting records. I hope that clarifies things for you.

  • Poorly written article with little to no substance. Opinion based, not evidence based as it should be. I would expect something better to learn about the candidates than this fake news, biased garbage. If you want to live in fear, keep reading these articles.

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