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Aug 7, 2009
 

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The other threads have sparked an interest in finding out more about the other candidates.

If anyone has any links to websites, platforms, etc for the candidates please post them here.

Today's Union County Weekly also has an article about Harry Stokes as a write in candidate. Al Graham is the incumbent in this district.
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Link to the Union County Weekly article.

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Lynda and HarryTwo Idiots

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Harry is another idiot with his head up Lyndas ass. Lets hope she does not win or her cronies. If you do not believe that Reed, Harry and Paul are her cronies. Just ask them. She told them to run and side with her. Ask them about the meetings they have had. Its all there plain and simple. All you have to do is ask them about it.
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Lucy you should put a space between Harry and Two when you make stupid comments like this!.
Lynda and HarryTwo Idiots wrote:
Harry is another idiot with his head up Lyndas ass. Lets hope she does not win or her cronies. If you do not believe that Reed, Harry and Paul are her cronies. Just ask them. She told them to run and side with her. Ask them about the meetings they have had. Its all there plain and simple. All you have to do is ask them about it.
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Well, well, well Stallings Friend.........how wrong you can be........was out eating with both families when the Lynda and Harry post was made with Lucy..........eat crow b.....find someone else to lie about..........
Harry Stokes The-Write-1

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The purpose of this Letter is to help you get to know me a little better.

I began attending Wingate University in 1978, and have lived in Union County ever since. My wife and I have lived in the Stallings area for almost 20 years. I am seeking to be elected as a Town Councilman for Stallings District 1 in this year’s election. I will be a write-in candidate. Please vote for me. You will actually have to write in my name on the ballot. I am looking forward to serving in this capacity and working with you.

I am the President/CEO of Contemporary Benefits Design, Inc. in Matthews. I founded the company 15 years ago. Our company has grown steadily during its lifetime. I am an active member of Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church in Charlotte. There, I help with the youth programs and serve on the Finance Committee. I enjoy spending time with my family and being outdoors.

My wife, Sherri, and I have been married over 24 years. She is a stay at home mom who is very active in the community. She is currently the PTO President at Porter Ridge High School and Stallings Elementary School. Volunteering in the schools is very important to her. She is also very involved with the youth and children’s ministries at our church where she teaches Sunday school and helps with children’s choir.

We have three daughters. Heather, our oldest, is 15 years old, and a sophomore at Porter Ridge High School. Mattie, our 9 year old, is a 4th grader at Stallings Elementary. Coble, our 3 ½ year old, was adopted from Guatemala in 2006. Our girls bring us much joy and keep us very busy.

I am excited about the opportunity to be on the Stallings Town Council because we love living in Stallings and the family friendly atmosphere. Family is one of my top priorities. I want to make sure Stallings continues to be a wonderful and safe place to raise and educate our families.

I am an advocate for the Union County Public Schools and local athletic associations. I believe it is of utmost importance to offer children opportunities to learn and remain active while they are in a safe environment and surrounded by positive role models. I will do anything I can to support the schools and athletics in our area.

As a dad to three girls, safety is a top priority for me. I will work to make sure our neighborhoods remain safe places for families to work and play. I also support the improvements that are planned for Stallings Park and adding a new park within our area.

I want to see the Town of Stallings continue to grow. I would like to see more businesses settle in our area and will work to make this a reality. I realize that if we can grow our local businesses, it will help keep our tax rates manageable.

Stallings is a charming community. I will work to see that this natural charm and beauty are preserved. I will not support changing Stallings Road into a four lane road and I will work to ensure that future roads do not interfere with our town’s appeal.

I want to work with the residents of Stallings. I want to hear your opinions and suggestions. I value your input. I will listen to your concerns and do what I think is best for our town. I have no personal agenda, but truly want to serve my great community.

Email me: harry@the-write-1.com
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Aug 31, 2009
 
When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
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Aug 31, 2009
 
He has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of representation in the legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved representative houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the legislative powers, incapable of annihilation, have returned to the people at large for their exercise; the state remaining in the meantime exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavored to prevent the population of these states; for that purpose obstructing the laws for naturalization of foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migration hither, and raising the conditions of new appropriations of lands.

He has obstructed the administration of justice, by refusing his assent to laws for establishing judiciary powers.

He has made judges dependent on his will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, standing armies without the consent of our legislature.

He has affected to render the military independent of and superior to civil power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation:
Bleed red-white-blue

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Aug 31, 2009
 
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the legislative powers, incapable of annihilation, have returned to the people at large for their exercise; the state remaining in the meantime exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavored to prevent the population of these states; for that purpose obstructing the laws for naturalization of foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migration hither, and raising the conditions of new appropriations of lands.
He has obstructed the administration of justice, by refusing his assent to laws for establishing judiciary powers.
He has made judges dependent on his will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, standing armies without the consent of our legislature.
He has affected to render the military independent of and superior to civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation:
For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by mock trial, from punishment for any murders which they should commit on the inhabitants of these states:
For cutting off our trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing taxes on us without our consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of trial by jury:
For transporting us beyond seas to be tried for pretended offenses:
Getting more Angry

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Sep 2, 2009
 
Lynda and HarryTwo Idiots wrote:
Harry is another idiot with his head up Lyndas ass. Lets hope she does not win or her cronies. If you do not believe that Reed, Harry and Paul are her cronies. Just ask them. She told them to run and side with her. Ask them about the meetings they have had. Its all there plain and simple. All you have to do is ask them about it.
We lay citizens are very aware of this site used for Drakes purposes and understand the desperate tones in statements. The Drake camp, an there is one, has a few very vested people that politic for her behind the scenes that shouldn't be. I believe it is a conflict of interest with their current employment, it's also tough to ignore the 50% tax increase that Lucy passed along with the multi-year golden parachutes that two city employees have. To borrow a phrase...."Just ask them??" It will be very interesting when it comes out in the papers. Be careful Drake because the words you and your supporters use piss most of us off that might otherwise listen to you but for the unprofessional manor in which you conduct yourself. If you and your supporters take this election to a level of mudslinging that embarrasses this city, you will lose this election soundly as a result of your behavior. Everyone in this town is tired of this type of politics.
How angry are you

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Sep 3, 2009
 
Getting more Angry wrote:
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We lay citizens are very aware of this site used for Drakes purposes and understand the desperate tones in statements. The Drake camp, an there is one, has a few very vested people that politic for her behind the scenes that shouldn't be. I believe it is a conflict of interest with their current employment, it's also tough to ignore the 50% tax increase that Lucy passed along with the multi-year golden parachutes that two city employees have. To borrow a phrase...."Just ask them??" It will be very interesting when it comes out in the papers. Be careful Drake because the words you and your supporters use piss most of us off that might otherwise listen to you but for the unprofessional manor in which you conduct yourself. If you and your supporters take this election to a level of mudslinging that embarrasses this city, you will lose this election soundly as a result of your behavior. Everyone in this town is tired of this type of politics.
How angry are you. I would be pissed if I had to put up with this lying mayor who thinks she is better than the whole Town. This mayor who will formulate lies just to get reelected.

I am really angry over her lies that she wrote to the editor. Reed was never involved in Law enforcement with Mecklenburg count or South Carolina. I did a freedom of information request at both levels. Major Lie. There is no information to be had about him in Florida either. another LIe. He also does not defend himself so no surprise. Another lie is Mr. Frost is not on any executive PTO board at Antioch elementary. Ask the PTO president. I know her, she lives in my neighborhoood and are kids play together. ALL LIES AND MORE LIES. WHen will it stop. PAxton states she Supports the police_Guranteed she will make cuts if her and her cronies when. Gurantee. The only one she endorsed with sense was Harry. I am not sure why he would want to affiliate himself with her. She is more of a detractant than a plus. Now i am angry.
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Sep 3, 2009
 
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How angry are you. I would be pissed if I had to put up with this lying mayor who thinks she is better than the whole Town. This mayor who will formulate lies just to get reelected.
I am really angry over her lies that she wrote to the editor. Reed was never involved in Law enforcement with Mecklenburg count or South Carolina. I did a freedom of information request at both levels. Major Lie. There is no information to be had about him in Florida either. another LIe. He also does not defend himself so no surprise. Another lie is Mr. Frost is not on any executive PTO board at Antioch elementary. Ask the PTO president. I know her, she lives in my neighborhoood and are kids play together. ALL LIES AND MORE LIES. WHen will it stop. PAxton states she Supports the police_Guranteed she will make cuts if her and her cronies when. Gurantee. The only one she endorsed with sense was Harry. I am not sure why he would want to affiliate himself with her. She is more of a detractant than a plus. Now i am angry.
Someone is obviously very angry. Why would someone go to the extreme measure of investigating someone with FOI requests within days of Paxton's endorsements?

What ever happened to debating the issues instead of trying to immediately attack the person?

Your anger towards these individuals and Paxton is obvious and does little to foster respect for your opinions.

Anonymous personal attacks on good people do not carry weight with many voters.
Tom

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Sep 3, 2009
 
A politician looks forward only to the next election. A statesman looks forward to the next generation.

~ Thomas Jefferson

What are our candidates spending time doing?
Gene

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Sep 3, 2009
 
Voter in Stallings wrote:
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Someone is obviously very angry. Why would someone go to the extreme measure of investigating someone with FOI requests within days of Paxton's endorsements?
What ever happened to debating the issues instead of trying to immediately attack the person?
Your anger towards these individuals and Paxton is obvious and does little to foster respect for your opinions.
Anonymous personal attacks on good people do not carry weight with many voters.
Then why the heck do you continue to do it, you are the worst attacker on this site. Practice what you preach.
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Sep 5, 2009
 
Lucy Drake...you lost...we don't want you. Find something else to do rather than trash talking your opponents. Stallings needs class...you do not fit the bill lady.
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As a Barbara Anne supporter i can not believe the way the way the Paxton supporters trash talk and then accuse Mrs Drake of trash talking. District 1 is not even where Mrs Drake is running. If you people can not even keep up with what the opponents in the election but yet you call Mrs Drake names and make accusations. BIG FOOLS.

VOTE BARBARA ANNE !!!!!!!!!!
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Sep 6, 2009
 
The purpose of the dist 1 site is to tell you to vote for Harry Stokes. My web site is up www.the-write-1.com . Please move the battle field some were else.

Thanks

Harry
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Sep 6, 2009
 
THE UNANIMOUS DECLARATION OF THE THIRTEEN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume, among the Powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That, to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the consent of the governed. That, whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such Principles and organizing its Powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and, accordingly, all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But, when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
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Sep 6, 2009
 
For depriving us, in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with Power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his protection, and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the Lives of our People.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens, taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions, We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free People.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred, to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in GENERAL CONGRESS assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the World for the rectitude of our intentions, DO, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly PUBLISH and DECLARE, That these United Colonies are, and of Right, ought to be free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Bri tain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that, as FREE and INDEPENDENT STATES, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which INDEPENDENT STATES may of right do. AND for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
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Sep 6, 2009
 
JOHN HANCOCK, President

Attested, CHARLES THOMSON, Secretary

New Hampshire: JOSIAH BARTLETT, WILLIAM WHIPPLE, MATTHEW THORNTON

Massachusetts-Bay: SAMUEL ADAMS, JOHN ADAMS, ROBERT TREAT PAINE, ELBRIDGE GERRY

Rhode Island: STEPHEN HOPKINS, WILLIAM ELLERY

Connecticut: ROGER SHERMAN, SAMUEL HUNTINGTON, WILLIAM WILLIAMS, OLIVER WOLCOTT

Georgia: BUTTON GWINNETT, LYMAN HALL, GEO. WALTON

Maryland: SAMUEL CHASE, WILLIAM PACA, THOMAS STONE, CHARLES CARROLL OF CARROLLTON

Virginia: GEORGE WYTHE, RICHARD HENRY LEE, THOMAS JEFFERSON, BENJAMIN HARRISON, THOMAS NELSON, JR., FRANCIS LIGHTFOOT LEE, CARTER BRAXTON.

New York: WILLIAM FLOYD, PHILIP LIVINGSTON, FRANCIS LEWIS, LEWIS MORRIS

Pennsylvania: ROBERT MORRIS, BENJAMIN RUSH, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, JOHN MORTON, GEORGE CLYMER, JAMES SMITH, GEORGE TAYLOR, JAMES WILSON, GEORGE ROSS

Delaware: CAESAR RODNEY, GEORGE READ, THOMAS M'KEAN

North Carolina: WILLIAM HOOPER, JOSEPH HEWES, JOHN PENN

South Carolina: EDWARD RUTLEDGE, THOMAS HEYWARD, JR., THOMAS LYNCH, JR., ARTHUR MIDDLETON

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