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Representing everyone


Mr. Wheeler has become the worst kind of politician. One who believes he is only beholden to those who elected him. He has forgotten as an elected official you represent all the people in your district. In addition you represent the state of Nevada by your vote.

You would return us to the most deplorable time in American history. Let’s go back in time, place yourself in the bottom of a filthy slave ship. Take a journey of more than three months to an unknown place. Watch in horror as those you know and love are systematically tortured, maimed and killed. Leave your family behind never to see them again. Your life cut short by 20 years, if you survive.

Your remarks indicate your total lack of decorum and human compassion. It is appalling that you would even think of such a thing, when so many more pressing issues for the county and state should be on your agenda.

Mr. Wheeler, you declare that you are not a bigot. Bigotry surfaces when there is a lack of discretion in remarks directed at someone that does not look like you. It is subtle and insidious when the person appears to be your friend and then makes off color jokes behind your back. In this case Twitter and viral Internet postings allowed us all to view you at your best.

Douglas County is a beautiful community. I have been here for 14 years and chose it for my retirement. I love the valley and the people who live here. As a taxpayer I want only the best in political representation. Your political style falls short of that desire.

I was a candidate for Assembly District 39 and my platform was to serve all the people in Douglas County. Address those pressing issues that are important to everyone who lives here. I believe it is important as a politician to be inclusive, use critical thinking and be held accountable for your actions.

Jo Etta Brown