By Various Spies
Local shootists recently got a big bite of Brenda Even's disdain for voters. In her statement in the Tucson Rod & Gun Club Bulletin, Even showed clearly that she believes she doesn't have to provide legitimate positions as she seeks the District 4 Board of Supervisors seat. The seat was vacated last year by the death of her husband, and is now held by Ray Carroll.
Both Carroll and challenger Ken Marcus gave real statements on the issue that has infuriated TR&GC members: the dishonest way in which the federal government closed the club's shooting range at Sabino Canyon. Here is Even's weirdly vague comment:
"Thank you for asking me to comment in your Tucson Rod & Gun Club Bulletin. I realize that those involved in the Club are my neighbors in northeast Tucson. I am also aware that you are outraged at the closing of the Club and have serious doubts about whether it will be reopened at the original or some other site.
"As a candidate running for election in District 4, I can only state that Pima County must elect experienced leaders who will work to resolve the many issues confronting it. Those include managing growth, providing quality health care, solving transportation woes and ensuring strong representative government. That last item mentioned certainly includes the Rod & Gun Club.
"In the District 4 Supervisor's Race, experience is the difference. My 30 years of service in the community through charitable groups, community organizations, the education field and the health care arena cannot be matched by either of my opponents. As an experienced public servant, I won't need on the job training to deal with budgets, employees and constituent services.
"Furthermore, it will be my mission to represent constituents' views and specifically respond to their concerns. If elected, I will be happy to review your concerns and to do what I can to assist in effecting a reasonable and workable solution to this solution."
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