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03.11.07 -- LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Former councilman puts recall behind him, provides final judgement paperwork

Editor's note: I received an e-mail from former Councilman Jim Strange last week.

Last summer, I offered Strange space for rebuttal in the blog. He didn't take me up on it then. However, last week he sent me a copy of the final judgement in his case, and I asked him if I could post his comments. I edited the comments from two e-mails he sent me into one letter to the editor and with his approval, am posting it below.

Click here to read the Final Judgement.


Thank you for your kind reporting of the reimbursement matter. I have attached a copy of the final judges order for your records. Please note that the judge did not make [in the final judgement] any recommendation to Casey that her committee re-submit the petition. I have no idea how that thought got started. There were no ifs or buts, he granted a FINAL judgment in my favor.

I know that you require facts to back up what is stated - so here it is.

Once again, thank you for your unbiased reporting of this case. It is over now. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any additional information or documentation.

Please don't try to make a big deal of this - as I said, it is over now. It took a real toll on my family and I when these false charges were leveled against me. I won, but there are those in town that don't believe or appreciate the significance of that fact. As I told you in the beginning, it was a defensive move - to clear my name.

Please extend my sincere appreciation to the many people that stood by me during the ordeal. Many of the people that signed the original petition have now contacted me with apologies, which I have accepted. There are people in town that recognize when they are wrong, and have strength of character to admit it. That makes me believe that there is hope for the town.

The answer is NO! I will not be running for public office again. but, I will continue to live and invest in the future of McIntosh.

Jim Strange

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At   March 12, 2007 8:01 PM     ,    Anonymous Anonymous    said...

So, why is he asking the town for the money and not casey?


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