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Vote John Pohland for Seat 2

Letter to the Editor

October 19, 2016
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

Vote John Pohland for Seat 2

To the Editor:

Ron Fleming is running for Seat 2 of the Fort Myers Beach Fire Board. When the Board did not appoint him to one of the two openings we had in 2015, he was quite upset since there was no doubt in his mind that he was the best candidate and we, the commissioners, were stupid for not selecting him. This is the email he sent to me, Carol Morris, Chairperson for the Fort Myers Beach Fire Control District, dated April 22, 2015. Please read the email and decide if this is someone you would want to vote for. I hope not.

"Carol, I attempted to mail you and the other 2 incumbents but it bounced back. Claimed your addresses are invalid. Perhaps you should look into that. And more. Please forward this to them. I am very disappointed in your decision of last evening. I don't doubt the people chosen, but I believe you missed out. I am surely as qualified as they, however I am an unknown. Your cohorts both stated that they were personally knowledgeable of those selected. It is my belief that you do not want someone who can intelligently question the decisions of the board or your chief. You spoke of education and "life experiences", I'm guessing that doesn't apply to the board ... Your decision of last evening pales. I wish for good luck for the FMBFD because I believe that with people in charge such as you and yours, they need it. Ronald P Fleming."

The current board, which includes John Pohland, running for election to Seat 2, consists of 5 individuals with diverse opinions that has been able to successfully work well together, and I personally think that Ron Fleming would be an extremely disruptive member of the board if he were to be elected. Please vote for John Pohland for Seat 2 of the Fort Myers Beach Fire Board.

Carol Morris

Fort Myers Beach Fire Control District Commissioner



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