Election campaign ads are now hitting the airways, and once again facts are being fabricated. The ad for the state Senate seat District 15 has one candidate stating that she is not a perennial candidate or a career politician. However, she sure wants to be one.
She was first a City Council member who decided she was done in 2011. Then while still on council, she unsuccessfully ran for both mayor and U.S. Congress in 2010. Now she is again running for the state Senate.
Ken Fries ran for sheriff in 2006 and won and then was re-elected in 2010. This completed one lifelong goal. Sheriff Fries has run for only one public office, so I would hardly call him a career politician. Facts get fabricated and misconstrued, but one fact is true: While some people dream of the betterment of our community, Fries has actively been doing something about it.