Stultz failed to represent constituents
July 29, 2014 12:22 AM | 1559 views | 3 3 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

I was reading the quote in the Marietta Daily Journal from Cobb school board member Tim Stultz about the recent election and his comment that Susan Thayer had more financial support behind her campaign. While that may be an accurate statement, I’d like to add additional clarification about the runoff election results.

Stultz’s bid for re-election failed as a direct result of his actions dating back to 2011 when he was quoted as stating, “I’m not prepared to let one side just rule because they have majority numbers.”

As one can imagine, that particular comment did not go over very well with the people he was elected to represent. In fact, it served to taint the rest of his tenure on our school board.

The loss he suffered was no accident. It was a well-orchestrated effort by a large number of constituents that actively campaigned against his re-election.

Perhaps he might use this as an opportunity to consider the true meaning of representation should he decide to seek another political office.

There are a large number of very active stakeholders in our county who communicate regularly about issues that are important to us as parents, and more importantly, to the children we choose to have attend our Cobb County Schools.

Since 2011, when several members of the board acted to violate the citizens’ trust, involved parents now keep a vigilant eye on everything our elected board does, as well the school district offices.

Stultz’s loss in this race was a direct result of his failure to accurately represent his constituents’ wishes.

Robb Stanek

Cobb County School Parent

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Rhett Writer
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July 29, 2014
What you say may be true, sir. But, I fear what you and your fellow Stultz haters have done is jump directly from the frying pan into the fire. You have elected a Chamber of Commerce/establishment stooge with inescapble conflicts of interest on two fronts,
Welcome to Karma
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July 29, 2014
What Stanek and his merry band of self-righteous crazies aren't sharing with the rest of Cobb is how hypocritical they are. This group has been holding meetings, fundraising and collecting monies to not just support Sleep-around-Sue as their Post 2 BOE puppet, but have been fundraising for years to support their terrorist activities of threats and intimidation against school board members who wouldn't vote for the stupid calendar.

What does that make them? A political action committee. Ask them if they have filed with the state. Pretty darn sure they haven't. (Political Action Committee (PAC) means any committee, club, association, partnership, corporation, labor union, or other group of persons which receives donations aggregating in excess of $1,000 during a calendar year from persons who are members or supporters of the committee and which distributes these funds as contributions to one or more campaign committees of candidates for public office. PACs need to register on an annual basis, but are not required to register until the PAC has made $25,000 of contributions and/or expenditures (in the aggregate) in a calendar year to Georgia candidates. PACs must keep campaign records and document all contributions and expenditures, even before the $25,000 filing threshold is reached)

So while they bloviate ad nauseum and talk about this "well-orchestrated effort by a large number of constituents that actively campaigned against Tim Stultz's re-election," there is a concerted effort by a large group that is filing a complaint with the AG's office and State Ethics Commission about this group's inability to obey and follow the law.

So Stanek, you and your well orchestrated terrorist group have made it very easy to document your activities on FB and MDJ blogs. Your group is now going to be under scrutiny and so will all of the rest of your interactions.

Sincerely,

What goes around, comes around

necobbmom
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July 30, 2014
Yes they sure have. Too bad people don't know more about who they vote for. I would suggest that those who supported Tim, look at the legalities of Thayers being elected. Too many conflicts of interest.
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