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May 2, 2014

Candidates meet voters in Westport

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Doreen Greiwe (R) is running unopposed for re-election as Decatur County Assessor. Greiwe said she loves her job and welcomes questions about assessments her office makes, adding that someone in her office is always available to talk.

State Representative Randy Frye (R) is seeking re-election to the office and is running unopposed within his own party. Frye said his district, 67, is the second largest in the state.

“And I love every inch of it,” Frye said. “If you want to choose between candidates, the one who doesn’t love the people they serve is automatically disqualified.”

Bill McDonald (R) and Chip Perfect (R) are both running for State Senate District 43, which includes most of Decatur County. McDonald spoke about supporting conservative Republican values and family values, saying, “I believe in freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.” Perfect echoed the opinion about conservative values, saying he would hit the ground running if elected, focusing on making opportunities for the area’s young people.

Jerome Buening (R) is running for re-election to his position as Decatur County Commissioner for District 2. Buening wants to continue preparing Decatur County for current and future growth. Betty Whipple Louden (R) is running against Buening for the position and promised to work hard, be honest and communicate well with county residents if elected.

Kenny Hooten (R), County Council District 1, said he feels responsible to protect the taxpayers of the county. Danny Peters (R), County Council District 2, said he is seeking a second term and added that the council spends the budget money “like it’s our own.” Larry Meyer (R), County Council District 4, said the council has some good things going and he would like to keep it that way.

James Stuart (R) is running for Washington Township Trustee and said he has experienced what it’s like to be sitting on the other side of that table, which gives him a passion for helping people. He said he knows the area and wants to advocate for the people of the township.

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