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SPENCER: Criticism unfair, needs response

| April 25, 2010 10:00 PM

Mrs. Conda Mitchell’s letter last Sunday about Larry Spencer contained some inaccuracies that I feel should be corrected. Spencer and I agree on some candidates and issues, and on others we agree to disagree. When I asked him about Conda’s letter, he informed me he had received permission from the home’s renters to put up the Jai Nelson sign that Conda then removed.

As an active Republican he is volunteering on many campaigns, including campaigning for the man who is running for a second time against Conda Mitchell’s husband for precinct committeeman. At no time has he ever indicated to me that he is more than a grass-roots volunteer on any of these campaigns. 

I asked Spencer if he was going to respond to Conda’s letter, and he indicated that Ms. Nelson had asked him not to and that she had instead asked him to turn the other cheek. That is why I felt compelled to write this letter. I agree with Mrs. Mitchell that this race should be about the county issues. It should not be about an unrelated campaign. The central issue of this commission race is trust. This race, more than others, is about what candidate we can trust with our vote and what candidate will build the public’s trust in the county commission.

MARV LEKSTRUM

Coeur d’Alene

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