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Meet Ann Schneider; Your best choice for Oak Ridge Town Council

I love the community in which I live.  Oak Ridge is a beautiful community, with long-time, small town appeal.  That doesn’t happen by accident.  It takes people, living in the area, willing to serve and protect the interests of that community.  And, it takes people who share the love of this community and who get involved in the local elections/politics, to ensure those candidates who best serve our community are elected.

On November 7, 2017 Oak Ridge will be electing/re-electing new members to the Oak Ridge Town Council.  Let me tell you about one of those candidates.  She is my neighbor, the President of the Home Owners Association … and, I believe … the perfect choice.  Here’s why:

Ann Schneider is presently a Chair/member of the Historic Preservation Commission and has been since 2010.   She has Developed Historic Heritage Grants and her first-ever Explore Historic Oak Ridge event was a tremendous success.

She was a spokesman on the Oak Ridge Land Use Plan Committee (2015-2016).  She has been a Board member of the Merchants of Oak Ridge, member of Preservation Oak Ridge, and Oak Ridge Lions Club.  As I mentioned earlier, she is currently the Twelve Oaks HOA President, and has been for the last twelve years.  As a resident, I can say that there could not be a lovelier place in which to reside and I feel she most certainly has something to do with that.

Ann has also served 10 years on the PTA/PTSO boards; and twice named Volunteer of the Year.  She has 25 years of strategic planning and leadership for nonprofits and 25 years of volunteer experience and service.

In all honesty, this information is already available to Oak Ridge residents.  But, unless you know Ann and/or have worked with her in some capacity, there are some things about Ann of which you would not know.  In my discussions with Ann, I can feel her passion about Oak Ridge and her excitement about the future of Oak Ridge.  Ann has all the necessary qualifications to be an outstanding councilwoman, but … she also has a clear-cut vision for Oak Ridge.  It’s not a vision of “change” as much as it is of the preservation our historical areas and our small-town feeling, along with engaging the interests of business owners to Oak Ridge.  She sets a solid course for the future of Oak Ridge by considering events that might have an adverse effect on Oak Ridge, in the future … and … putting in place options and solutions to alleviate any adversity, before it happens.

So, there you have it … my choice in November.  I cannot think of a better person to serve on the Oak Ridge Town Council, than … Ann Schneider.

 

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Debbie Barth: 10/16/2017 at 6:49pm EST
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TRUMP’S ABSENCE AT TOWN HALL JUST COULD WORK FOR HIM

Last night, during Megyn Kelly’s Town Hall … I had an epiphany, of sorts. (This is where we flash back to last night.)

I turned off Megyn Kelly just after her “smug” intro and right after Cruz came on, because … well … I can only take so much smugness and hypocrisy in ten minutes.

I did flip back and caught a little of Kasich. Not excited about him, but I like him more than I did from the beginning. I think he is an honest man. However, he couldn’t hold my interest.

I finally flipped the channel back and was fortunate to hear most of what Dr. Ben Carson had to say. Now, it is no secret … I am a Trumpian …I belong in the first wave that came out as a Trumpian, when it wasn’t … cool. But … I do have the highest respect for Dr. Ben Carson.

I felt that he was brilliant tonight and that he had one of his best nights that I have seen. I could see the crowd behind him nodding, smiling, agreeing with him … and being pulled in by his honesty and his articulation of his principles … and THEN it came to me … Donald Trump is also … brilliant, and this was well-played. Trump did a good thing by NOT attending Kelly’s Town Hall in Houston, tonight. And here is why.

Texas is probably Cruz’s to lose. It is his state. He has the former Governor (Perry) and the current Governor (Abbott) endorsing him. And, he is ahead … even before the Town Hall.

Will it hurt Trump by not attending (whatever the reason)? I think the real question is how much. And, I don’t think that it will hurt him that much. Real Trumpians are fiercely loyal. This Town Hall will not change their mind.

And, his absence gave Dr. Ben Carson more time to shine. And, shine, he did.

Now, Carson and Trump are the two extremes of personality and delivery. After tonight, those who had not decided … before … tonight and were considering Cruz, but were concerned about the dirty tricks coming out of Cruz’s camp … were presented the alternative, tonight. And that … is Dr. Ben Carson.

With Trump not attending tonight, Dr. Ben Carson was able to shine, answer the questions, and show this audience why he shouldn’t be counted out as of yet. Dr. Carson, in my opinion, was able to take some of Cruz’s votes, tonight. (Only supposition, on my part … but, anyway)

And, that amount of votes that Carson might have been able to pick up won’t hurt Trump, BUT … could very well end up hurting Cruz. If Carson is successful enough to take enough votes away from Cruz (after tonight) …. Trump … may have his fourth win.

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Debbie Barth: 2/25/2016 at 9:53 am EST
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