Did you read your response?
Rachel Barnhart

Interesting response. I’m not repeating your opponent’s talking points, nor did I say you were a flake with no reason to run. I also did not say you don’t care deeply about the community. Please re-read my post. I did not say any of those things.

What I said is that your materials sent and posted and put into campaign outreach did not demonstrate information and thinking, from you, that showed your knowledge about the community. That’s very different and certainly not a “personal attack.” If you believe that I’m patronizing, then you’re missing the point entirely.

I was trying to help you. Your message, such as it was, did not indicate your knowledge or plans. You may have knowledge and you may have had plans for building new ideas in the community, but it didn’t come through in your campaign. Politicians have to assess the success of their campaigns on these kinds of things.

I’d be happy to have coffee and talk about things some time. I’m a very recently retired professional with roots in this community after moving here almost 30 years ago. My background is media and communication. I’ve fought sexism for more years than you’ve been on this earth. The only thing I can suggest is that you’re taking solid constructive criticism personally instead of looking at what happened during your campaign.

This isn’t a case of liking or not liking you — I don’t know you. My perceptions and analysis emerge from the things you put forward only. Strong statements and analysis of what you know about the community were not forthcoming. Plans for how you could improve the community were absent. Nothing more, nothing less.

Too bad.

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