Clinton County Democrats held a Meet & Greet Reception in Sabina Tuesday evening, hosted by Dennis and Barbara Carlson. Everyone had “a great evening with good company, wonderful food and great speeches.”
Dean Feldmeyer, pastor of the Wilmington United Methodist Church and candidate for Clinton County Commissioner, spoke briefly at the event.
“There are issues that I am passionate about,” he said, “but ultimately, this election is about character. We don’t know what the issues are going to be three years from now, but we know the character of the person we elect to make those decisions. We know whether or not he is strong, caring and responsible enough to make the right choices.”
Feldmeyer also wondered aloud why his opponent refuses to debate or appear in a forum where people can ask questions of the two candidates.
Scott Wharton, running for the 15th Congressional District, also spoke, taking his opponent, incumbent Steve Stivers, to task on what he said is Stivers’ support of predatory lending to U. S. service members and their families.
Wharton, an Air Force veteran, airline pilot and farmer, pointed out that Stivers inserted an amendment into a Defense spending bill in 2015 that would have canceled attempts at reform in payday lending to troops.
The bill and Stivers’ amendment was ultimately vetoed by President Obama to protect our troops, said Wharton. “Mr. Stivers wraps himself in the flag when it is campaign time, but when he’s in Congress, he puts his donors ahead of military families trying to make ends meet.”