Elections are supposed to be about selecting the best candidate for the position, based on qualifications, experience and integrity. Those of us who have worked with Frank Clark on local boards and area functions know he serves with honesty and commitment. His service to the Oakdale Irrigation District has been outstanding, along with his contributions to our education system and service clubs.
Negative campaigning can be expected in Washington, D.C., politics, but shouldn't be tolerated at our local level. In this upcoming OID election, the mistruths and negative implications made by Clark's opposition speak very poorly for the opponent and his supporters.
The issue is clear: Honest, proven leadership vs. negative campaigning. Re-elect Frank Clark, OID District 1.
JACK D. ALPERS
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