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Fort Bend County, At Large
By Cheryl Skinner

This column expresses the personal opinions/views of the writer. If you would like to express your opinions/views regarding the column, write a SIGNED letter to the editor. Name can be withheld by request with a valid day time phone number.


It ain’t over till the fat lady sings

Voters will have to put up with a few more weeks of political rhetoric and probably a few shenanigans because of the forthcoming run-off elections on several key county positions. Just when we were about to breathe a sigh of relief and get a whiff of fresh air from the political process, the elections produced several run-offs and as the old saying goes “it ain’t over till the fat lady sings.” After last Tuesday’s primary election, it was clear that the old broad didn’t sing the final chorus and there is more to come. Hope these candidates keep it cool as the weeks leading up to the primary were somewhat unnerving as fingers were pointed and things started getting a bit out of control. Besides we need a reprieve so we can maximize our energy and endurance for the Nov. General Election.

Wilson overcomes adverse campaign

County Clerk Dianne Wilson, who underwent some serious public scrutiny and was basically put on the political hot seat, prevailed at the polls. However, with 70 percent of the vote, Wilson was still pondering if adverse press and a concerted effort from supporters of her opponent led people to vote for a political unknown out of fear that she is harming citizens by supplying records to the public.

Just as a guess, I’d say “yep.”

Wilson has some detractors and apparently they did the best they could do to finally bring her down. It wasn’t good enough. At issue, of course, was the public information being released to the public on the Internet by Wilson. It remains to be seen if there will be any changes to this procedure in the future as a result of the election disclosures.


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