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Letter: Don’t throw Landis  back in the frying pan

I was surprised but not shocked to read the letter to the editor recently written by the former mayor of Landis about who he is endorsing in this election (“Former Landis Mayor endorses three candidates”). All I have to say about that is, “watch what happens if his candidates happen to win.”

Being a citizen in the town of Landis for many years, it amazes me to see folks push for these young women who have never taken an interest in the town before all the recent controversy happened.

We do have candidates that have been invested in this town for generations. Bobby Brown and his family owned a business in Landis for many years, and he has been supportive of the town for generations. Darrell Overcash’s family was one of the very first families to have a home in the town, and the Overcash family has lived in that home since the 1930s. Does that sound like a family that’s not invested in a town?

Anyone who has been to a town meeting in the last two years knows that these two men have not aligned themselves with the past town officials. This is a ploy from the other candidates to sway folks to vote for them.

The town of Landis has been through enough turmoil. Folks that live in Landis are sick of being upset, disappointed and lied to.

The town of Landis needs Bobby Brown and Darrell Overcash. Both men have shown their support for the town and its  people. Both are businessmen with no hidden agendas, except to see a town they love prosper again. Let’s get Landis out of the fire and not throw her back in the frying pan.

— James Allman

Landis

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