Mike

Beckley, WV

#41 Oct 27, 2012
Pastor Matt E wrote:
My mother is a good woman. the Republican party did not ask her to run, nor did she choose the Republican party because she was told to.
This county has been strongly democratic for ages. And right now the Raleigh County Commission is under so much scrutiny of illegal activity and wrong doing, and has been democratically held as a majority for how long?
Sherrie Hunter is a nice person, but everyone knows that she was picked by Pat Reed, when Wooten stepped back from running. Pat Reed announced this approx 4 days before the Dem committee voted Sherrie as the replacement.
Secondly, it is Pat Reed advertising Sherrie's fund raisers and Jerry Zaferatos on facebook, both placing remarks on Sherries behalf. Jerry Z demoralizing my mother by saying "The Rich man" is trying to buy the election.
Everyone remembers Zaf running against Pat Reed in 2008? Remember his remarks of negativity and negative campaigning against her. Now they work together lol
Note to everyone 1) Jerry owns Zaf realty/ a pizzarea/bar, and a school for realty. Does that qualify him as rich?
Pat Reed, owns Pat Realty.(Does that qualify as rich?) She is under investigation for hiring a family member at the court house part time making 50+ thousand dollars a year. Not to mention the allegations that a firm in Charleston has been leveling against the Raleigh County Commission.
Why wold anyone want the same people running the commission? My mother changes the vote from majority rule of the past, to a new direction of working for the community with zero agenda but for Raleigh County. Everyone who has met my mother knows that she has nothing but the best wishes for people.
I will tell people to vote for my mother in 2012.
Vote for a new honest agenda for Raleigh County. A vote against her is a vote for the same way the commission is doing things. Do you actually think Sherrie will vote against Pat Reed?
Lastly, the only thing Sherrie has been saying is that she is not a "millionaire" like her opponents... people she has as much wealth as Pat and Jerry. In closing, honesty can be seen with my mother. Everyone else has an agenda.
No Epling has spoken on this topic until now. I hope the people of Raleigh County want a better Raleigh county. And it wont get better when you vote for the same "Machine" that is running it now.
My Mom 2012
Thanks
Agreed
new voter

Logan, WV

#42 Oct 27, 2012
since we are "guilty by association" don't it mean that epling may do the bdding of her good friend and backer the county assessor who also hired family (maybe less qualified that reed's soninlaw) and paid them very well too and isnt assessor budget approved by commission-just sayin this to be fair to all even tho i may still vote for epling
Mike

Beckley, WV

#43 Oct 27, 2012
new voter wrote:
since we are "guilty by association" don't it mean that epling may do the bdding of her good friend and backer the county assessor who also hired family (maybe less qualified that reed's soninlaw) and paid them very well too and isnt assessor budget approved by commission-just sayin this to be fair to all even tho i may still vote for epling
The commission budgets all of the county is what I thought. Two totally different situations than what is being described in your post I believe. The county commission needs a complete overhaul, starting with honest people seated in those positions.

http://www.statejournal.com/story/19285206/ra...

Quotes

"Queen outlined what he requested from the commission — copies of W-2s for 2000-10 for four county employees and a county commissioner, copies of approved overtime sheets for the same four employees for 2005-11, and copies of expense forms, credit card vouchers and receipts submitted to the county commission for reimbursement to the county commission for trips and expenses on behalf of the county for 2006-12.

"They answered one of those questions, workers' overtime pay but didn't address any of the others," Queen said." Unquote

The ones who have been there the last 10 years, need to go.
Jolo Pastor

Madison, WV

#44 Oct 27, 2012
Linda K all the way.

All joking aside matt e is a nice fellow.
laura L

Beckley, WV

#45 Oct 28, 2012
I have known Linda k and her kids since 1971 since I moved here from ohio. I am very much against drugs because my daughter died from them in 2010. I think the house they donated was a great thing to do. They could have rented it out and made money on it, but they didnt. I know they are all God fearing people and Linda will do her best. And to say that one of her kids is batshit crazy is a lousy thing to say! My vote will be for LINDA K EPLING!
Hunter supporter

Beckley, WV

#46 Oct 28, 2012
I am very sorry about your daughter and it was a nice thing to do with the house. The only problem I have is the timing. To do this 2 weeks before the election turns this "generous" act into nothing more than a political ploy! It's the oldest trick in the book. One of the Eplings God fearing sons has posted many times on this site, trying to convince people that Sherrie won't be an independent voice on the commission when elected. There is nothing further from the truth! Anyone in Raleigh county who hasn't been living under a rock for the past several years knows very well what Sherrie has done and will continue to do for the citizens. Her record speaks for itself. In one of Pastor Matts comments trying to bash Sherrie, he insinuated that she wanted power by running for an office that pays less than her present job and that she has an agenda and his mother doesn't. The Eplings have spent $91,000 on this campaign compared to $9,600 spent by Hunter. These figures are public record, I didn't make them up. So the question now becomes...who has an agenda and who wants the power??? It's obvious to me.
becley4life

Charleston, WV

#47 Oct 28, 2012
Hunter supporter wrote:
I am very sorry about your daughter and it was a nice thing to do with the house. The only problem I have is the timing. To do this 2 weeks before the election turns this "generous" act into nothing more than a political ploy! It's the oldest trick in the book. One of the Eplings God fearing sons has posted many times on this site, trying to convince people that Sherrie won't be an independent voice on the commission when elected. There is nothing further from the truth! Anyone in Raleigh county who hasn't been living under a rock for the past several years knows very well what Sherrie has done and will continue to do for the citizens. Her record speaks for itself. In one of Pastor Matts comments trying to bash Sherrie, he insinuated that she wanted power by running for an office that pays less than her present job and that she has an agenda and his mother doesn't. The Eplings have spent $91,000 on this campaign compared to $9,600 spent by Hunter. These figures are public record, I didn't make them up. So the question now becomes...who has an agenda and who wants the power??? It's obvious to me.
Pat Reed is behind Sherrie getting re elected.

Who is behind Linda?

So the Epling family can use their money anyway they want to. Nothing wrong with that. But I tell you raising money for donations in a bar like S.Hunter did with The Zaforatis pub says everything for me.

The Eplings do allot for this area. And the remarks that Pastor Mat E says sounds right. Pat Reed basically running Sherries name in this election process does look like she would listen to Pat more. After all Pat is the one pushing her benefits and backing her so much. It is a conflict of interest on Reeds part to be a commissioner while trying to get people to vote for someone running for county commissioner.

I agree Linda gets my vote, and their children are all good people.
Hunter supporter

Beckley, WV

#48 Oct 28, 2012
First of all this election has nothing to do with Jerry. If you dont like him, don't go to his restaurant. From the number of cars in his lot, he will be fine without you. Secondly, I'm glad to see that you already have Sherrie in office since you stated she will be "re-elected" And lastly, is the fact that Tolliver is going door to door in support of Epling also a conflict of interest? Oops, I forgot one thing...does everyone know that the Raleigh County Assessor who is openly supporting Epling is the same Assessor who is under great scrutiny for unethical hiring practices in her office? The Assessors budget is set by the County Commission, however the Assessor herself spends that budget as she wishes.
becley4life

Charleston, WV

#49 Oct 28, 2012
Hunter supporter wrote:
First of all this election has nothing to do with Jerry. If you dont like him, don't go to his restaurant. From the number of cars in his lot, he will be fine without you. Secondly, I'm glad to see that you already have Sherrie in office since you stated she will be "re-elected" And lastly, is the fact that Tolliver is going door to door in support of Epling also a conflict of interest? Oops, I forgot one thing...does everyone know that the Raleigh County Assessor who is openly supporting Epling is the same Assessor who is under great scrutiny for unethical hiring practices in her office? The Assessors budget is set by the County Commission, however the Assessor herself spends that budget as she wishes.
So you equate a commissioner (who of course there is no proof of your accusation) is doing that, but what party is he throwing for Linda? You are full of crap.

As for Jerry, who had frequent "Vote against Dream" parties at his bar; and now has parties for Sherrie at that same location is not important? ha!

There is no investigation on the Assessors office. There is investigations on the current Raleigh County Commission though isn't there?

Kay is honest, and she isnt being surrounded by Bar Owners, and he REALTY establish. At least the eplings do things themselves.

Sherrie has a form of mafia running around her as far as I am concerned. Linda has her family. Ill take family over corrupt politicians like Zafferatis and Reed any day.
new voter

Logan, WV

#50 Oct 28, 2012
what is a "Vote against Dream" party? sounds like could be fun
Hunter supporter

Beckley, WV

#51 Oct 28, 2012
The proof is on my home video surveillance camera. You try to make it sound as though Sherrie is dishonest by your statement. You obviously don't know her. She has ran a clean, honest and open campaign. Pastor Matt started this topic and if you think Sherries supporters are going to sit back and let him and his cronies like you try to run her down, its not going to happen! Sherrie is running her campaign on her own merits and accomplishments, not trying to make Mrs Epling look bad. By the way, hows the campaigning going at the Moose Lodge? I hear the Eplings are doing lots of it there. For those of you who don't know, the Moose is a bar. This will be my last post on this topic since I can do more good promoting Sherrie by talking to everyone I come into contact with about everything she has done to make Raleigh county a better place to live.
Hunter supporter

Beckley, WV

#52 Oct 28, 2012
Sorry, that wasn't my last post. If you read carefully you will see that I didn't say the Assessor was being investigated, I said she was under scrutiny. There is a difference! I choose my words carefully and I have the facts straight before I say something. Good luck Mrs. Epling. Simply put, you just don't have the experience that Mrs. Hunter has in government. My vote is for SHERRIE HUNTER!!!!
becley4life

Beckley, WV

#53 Oct 28, 2012
Everyone is under scrutiny! Not everyone is under investigation.

You equate renting out the moose with zero booze, the same as going to a pub?

Experience? Hunter was a teacher, Ms Epling was a teacher.

The difference is who can do more for Raleigh county? A person who hangs out with those under investigation and lewd behavior.. OR those people who have the influence needed to actually make a difference?

The Eplings have more influence that Hunter in politics.

LoL- The name at the top of this topic is not Pastor Matt. LoL He even stated that no Epling had typed on the thread until he did. Everything you say is distorted lolololol

For someone who chooses their words carefully, you sure carelessly spoke just now.
Hunter supporter

Beckley, WV

#54 Oct 29, 2012
becley4life wrote:
Everyone is under scrutiny! Not everyone is under investigation.
You equate renting out the moose with zero booze, the same as going to a pub?
Experience? Hunter was a teacher, Ms Epling was a teacher.
The difference is who can do more for Raleigh county? A person who hangs out with those under investigation and lewd behavior.. OR those people who have the influence needed to actually make a difference?
The Eplings have more influence that Hunter in politics.
LoL- The name at the top of this topic is not Pastor Matt. LoL He even stated that no Epling had typed on the thread until he did. Everything you say is distorted lolololol
For someone who chooses their words carefully, you sure carelessly spoke just now.
I just can't leave this alone. You make it so easy to make you look stupid. Let's talk about distorted! You state that Hunter was a teacher. WRONG!!!! She has never been a teacher and has never claimed to be. You get on here talking trash about her yet you know nothing about her. Her job has required her to work closely with government agencies on all levels...city, county, and state for 12 years. She is highly respected statewide. If you were an informed citizen you would know this. My favorite point you make is that "The Eplings" have more influence in politics than Hunter. That statement confirms what many Raleigh countians already know...the commission race is about "The Eplings" , not about the citizens of Raleigh county. VOTE HUNTER!!!
NotaRepublican

Beckley, WV

#55 Oct 30, 2012
Hunter supporter wrote:
<quoted text>I just can't leave this alone. You make it so easy to make you look stupid. Let's talk about distorted! You state that Hunter was a teacher. WRONG!!!! She has never been a teacher and has never claimed to be. You get on here talking trash about her yet you know nothing about her. Her job has required her to work closely with government agencies on all levels...city, county, and state for 12 years. She is highly respected statewide. If you were an informed citizen you would know this. My favorite point you make is that "The Eplings" have more influence in politics than Hunter. That statement confirms what many Raleigh countians already know...the commission race is about "The Eplings" , not about the citizens of Raleigh county. VOTE HUNTER!!!
She was a teacher at the YMCA’s Happy Kids Pre-school. So much for you knowing anything about your own candidate. Also her biggest advertisement is her job is working as the Educator of Raleigh County Landfill. Learn the definition of "teacher" before you make an idiot of yourself exposing real ignorance.

This is real community service as far I can see:

http://www.register-herald.com/todaysfrontpag...

The Spirit of Beckley award, which honors an individual’s selfless service, concern and care for the people of Beckley, Raleigh County and West Virginia, is a public proclamation of the recipient’s exemplary service.

Level 2

Since: Oct 12

Oak Hill, WV

#56 Oct 30, 2012
I have an idea. I want one of the persons making comments on this thread to not mention Pat Reed or Jerry Zaferatos, or anyone else who is not actually running. Find one bad thing to say about Sherrie Hunter--her character, her behavior--one bad thing, that can be corroborated. Not rumor, not innuendo, not just as insult, and not who is backing her campaign. Quite frankly, I doubt that anthing bad can be said about Mrs. Epling, either. So judge these two decent women on their own merits, not their advertising or who is supporting them, and have the faith that neither of them have gotten as far in life as they have by being anybody's pushover.
Mike

Beckley, WV

#57 Oct 31, 2012
tedkat09 wrote:
I have an idea. I want one of the persons making comments on this thread to not mention Pat Reed or Jerry Zaferatos, or anyone else who is not actually running. Find one bad thing to say about Sherrie Hunter--her character, her behavior--one bad thing, that can be corroborated. Not rumor, not innuendo, not just as insult, and not who is backing her campaign. Quite frankly, I doubt that anthing bad can be said about Mrs. Epling, either. So judge these two decent women on their own merits, not their advertising or who is supporting them, and have the faith that neither of them have gotten as far in life as they have by being anybody's pushover.
Pat Reed, Jerry Zaferatos is Sherrie Hunters campaign workers. My God how can you not look at the people working on getting her elected to see the type of people who have influence on her.

I know if Linda Epling gets in... it tells you what is in store for Pat Reed in her next election. Jesus, it is 3 to 1 democrat favored in this county. Vote Mrs. Epling to let Pat Reed and the rest of the ones who have been screwing Raleigh County up feel the pressure.
tedkat09

United States

#58 Oct 31, 2012
There you go. Your post was all about Pat Reed & Jerry z. Not a word about the candidate. Not one bad word about the candidate..
Did you know

Summersville, WV

#59 Oct 31, 2012
Did you know Epling did NOT want to run! She was forced to by her husband. Who is allegedly the person who hired the attorney to file a freedom of information for county commission records. This cost the county lots of money and proved what???
capitalist pig

Beckley, WV

#60 Oct 31, 2012
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
Linda Epling and Sherri Hunter are both good women who have both served this community. They have been good wives and mothers and good citizens. This is why we cant good people to run for office. Everyone may have their own opinion about who will be the best commissioner, but to try to tarnish the name of either of these women is just plain shameful.
For once we have a choice between two good people rather than having to go to the polls to vote against someone.
If you cant say something nice, I would just suggest that you thank these good women for thier service to our community and shut the hell up. I am sickened by the comments I have read about this race.
I have no idea how either one of these two will do as a commissioner, neither has ever held public office (a plus in my opinion) i do know they are both women of conscience and will do what is right in their heart.

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