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Join me in voting for Bob Atwater on July 20

By Robert Eby
Posted Friday, July 9, 2004

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Recently a few folks have indicated that they are thinking about voting for Paul Carrington for the District 18 NC Senate seat in the Democratic primary, because they think, that with his legal background and connections, he would be more effective in Raleigh than Bob Atwater.

I would ask you to reflect on the following thoughts. Bob Atwater stands for all the things that Chatham Citizens for Effective Communities believes in and he has stood up for them in the Chatham County Commissioners' meetings. He will do the same in the NC Senate.

Remember when the Homestead came to the Board of Commisioners; he alone cited the specific ordinances that had to be changed to permit adoption of the proposal and gave his reasons for voting "No." (The others were silent as to their reasons and voted for it.) He believes in protecting the environment, in keeping development on an appropriate scale, and in seeking out business to improve the local economy. In other words, Bob Atwater is our kind of candidate!

Bob Atwater was raised in Durham County, has lived in Chatham for many years, and is well known in Lee County. He knows the issues for these counties. He has support from all races and recently received the backing of the head of the Lee County NAACP. His brother is a successful businessman in Durham and is actively supporting Bob. He is supported by a number of state politicians.

Bob is some 14 years younger than his opponent and will have time to build seniority in the NC Senate, which will be of long term benefit to his constituents. His opponent appears to have entered the race on a lark and, if elected, would be 78 at the end of his first and, most likely, last term. When he spoke in Fearrington, he indicated no knowledge of any of the issues facing the three counties.

Consider all the above and then join me in voting for Bob Atwater on July 20.

And if you are so inclined, send some financial support to Bob. His opponent is independently wealthy; Bob isn't.

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