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Steve Newton: Jason Gatties’ chances improve as opponent drops out

In Libertarian on July 11, 2008 at 8:21 pm

From Steve Newton’s Delaware Libertarian blog, posted pursuant to prior permission from Steve:

In the race for the Board of Trustees of Lake Michigan College, Libertarian Jason Gatties was originally one of five candidates for three open positions.

Recently, however, one incumbent dropped out of the race, meaning that Jason now has a great chance to win one of the seats.

Think of it this way: if four people are running from a raging lion, you don’t have to be the fastest, you just have to be faster than one other person.

By the way, what did Jason do when he learned of his opponent’s withdrawal?

He sent a letter to the local newspaper complimenting the man’s career of public service:


On July 2 it was announced that current Lake Michigan College Board of Trustees Chairman Steve Silcox will not seek re-election this year. He has served the Board of Trustees since 1990 and as board chairman since 1997.

Even though I’ve found myself in disagreement with not only Mr. Silcox, but also the Board of Trustees in general at times, I do wish Mr. Silcox the best of luck.

I respect anyone who has given their time to serve our community, and Mr. Silcox has served our community with great pride.

Jason Gatties St. Joseph

Jason is also inaugurating the world’s most affordable fundraiser: visit his site for details.

  1. I think you mean Steve Newton.

  2. Thanks, GE, I was just going to say that

  3. Argh, you’re right. For some reason, I always get those two names mixed up. I’ll fix it, thanks!

  4. It’s easy to keep them straight: Steve Newton is cool and Steve Perkins is a meanie.

  5. Thanks GE; ENM by the way you have blanket permission to use anything from DL anytime.

  6. I’m drinking a margarita!

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