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Base vote of facts, not fear

| September 22, 2022 1:00 AM

Terry Betsher, in his Sept. 15 letter, writes, “Let’s talk facts instead of fluff.”

Let’s go there.

Fact — Tim Bertling knows the duties and responsibilities of being a county commissioner. He understands the Constitution and the vertical and horizontal division of powers. Fioravanti, on the other hand likes to drag in the United Nations Agenda 2030 and any other conspiracy theory that happens to be the flavor of the month.

Fact — Tim Bertling has a plan based on facts to improve Boundary County infrastructure and to address growth. Fioravanti talks about “thinking outside the box.” Heck, he doesn’t even know what’s in the box.

Fact — Tim Bertling is invested in our community. He graduated from the local high school and has benefited from all those institutions that Boundary County residents scraped together for the common good — our public schools, our hospital and our library. Fioravanti, on the other hand, is associated with Hometown Idaho PAC which has worked to undermine our public schools and whose contributors are attacking our library staff and board.

Bertling builds community by being a good listener and a commonsense conservative. Fioravanti divides our community. His association with the John Birch Society and other extremist, conspiracy-minded groups divides us.

I’m basing my vote on facts not fear. On Nov. 8, I’m writing in Tim Bertling.

MARY OLLIE

Bonners Ferry

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