As I See It
by Mary Schamehorn
A lot of the animosity stems from a radio spot I cut for my long-time friend John Sweet, which I think I already told you was written by his campaign committee. It basically used the word "fixed" when referring to the mosquito problem.
Frankly, I don't know what you would call the fact that two summers ago we received scads of calls about mosquitoes; last summer, neither anyone at City Hall nor I received a single complaint.
Yes, there are still mosquitoes around (not at my house) and it will be a long-term effort to make sure they never return in the levels that they were for the summer of 2013, but I can only say that John Sweet worked tirelessly to help us, but that is just one of the reasons that I supported him for county commissioner.
He is a caring, decent, human-being with the manners, diplomacy and tact of a true gentleman... and I understand that may be hard for some people to grasp.
John sent me an email that he received from a Coos Bay man (after his vote on the gun rights issue), which is so far beyond vile that I am embarrassed to even read it to people ... and certainly would not put it in print.
I'm sure if you tune into "hate radio" you'll find it . . . or similar sentiments (and now probably more of them will be directed at me).
It's one thing to disagree with a decision . . . but this was totally over the top.
Whatever happened to civility?
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Coos County Vector Control Committee ~ Mosquito Meeting February 12, 2015
ACTION ALERT ~ Bandon City Council Meeting Jan. 5, 2015 ~ Real Mosquito Report
Fred Messerle Bankrupting Beaver Slough Drainage District to Harass Neighbor
ODFW ~ Permit for the Winter Lake/China Creek Project, Messerle Named Manager
ODFW ~ Purchases Private Property for Wetland Restoration "Mosquito Preserve"
Did the Mayor of Bandon Lie to the People of Coos County?
Action Alert ~ Bandon City Council Meeting to Discuss Mosquitoes Dec. 8, 2014
John Sweet Lied, Mosquitoes Did Not Die ~ Mosquito Meeting October 23, 2014
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Commissioner Candidate Refuses to Disclose Answers to a Questionnaire
Commissioners Campaign Contributors are Champions of Corporate Welfare
Officials Obscuring Facts on the Bandon Marsh Mosquito Infestation
Yes to LNG, No to the CEP
#USFWS Admits Fault for the Bandon Mosquito Infestation
#CoosCounty Commissioner Candidate Debate October 8, 2014 in Coquille
MGX---Controversial Alliance for Progress Co-Founder Donates to Sweet Campaign