There are many reasons people choose not to debate you Mr. Zmyewski, and it has nothing to do with their integrity, courage to lead, or some hidden agenda. Anyone who is willing to run for office and give back to their community has courage, and Eric Johnson has proudly served as a Houston Township Supervisor for 22 years and has been a leader in his church. Eric has laid out his agenda and taken it directly to the voters.

All I have seen from Mr. Zmyewski are personal attacks and false claims from Mr. Zmyewski’s supporters about Eric being a “secret lobbyist” from Washington, D.C. Really? Your conspiratorial approach doesn’t address the many critical issues facing Houston County.

Mr. Zmyewski votes no on tax levy increases, yet our property taxes go up each year. He argues “efficiency” when low county employee morale has resulted in record resignations and retirements. In his eight years, Mr. Zmyewski has obstructed any progress on the new county shop and nothing has been done with the historic jail. He even doubled the cost of government oversight by hiring a county administrator at a cost of $150,000 plus.

I am blessed to have married into Eric’s family. I know Eric to be a proud, hard-working farmer who has been a lifelong resident of Houston County. He wants what we all want, what’s best for Houston County.

What I find interesting is Eric had to read your debate challenge in the paper as you didn’t have the courage to call him. And there is a big difference between a debate and a forum like District 3 (Caledonia) is having for their four candidates. District 2 deserves better! Vote for change on Nov. 6!

Nicole Anderson Johnson, Houston

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