I am updating this post as there has been many comments on this older post. The comments have came after my original post on 7/13/07 was recently handed out to residents of Walton Hills.
Please note that there was also an "Anti-King Blog" started by an anonymous poster who works on the Hurst Campaign.
I wonder.... if Hurst gets elected is this the behavior residents can expect if they disagree with him? Are these the type of people the residents can expect Hurst will surround himself with if elected? Is this a prelude of how the residents will be treated by Hurst and his Nightmare Team?
Routinely setting up the night before at the polls for the best sign positions, you can bet election day in Walton Hills will be a zoo this year.....
Council President, Kevin Hurst, will give up the safety of his seat and run for Mayor.
Current Mayor Marlene Anielski has pulled petitions and has stated she is still deciding if she will run again.
"After spending 42 months on Council, it has been made clear to me that Council can only do so much," he said July 9. "And I want to be pro-active, not reactive.
"I followed certain, specific criteria in making this decision to run and I believe my decision is in the best interests of the residents of Walton Hills," Hurst said. "I prayed alone and then I prayed with my family and then I talked with many people."
Hurst said his ability to communicate with people, his ability to make smart decisions and his willingness to work long hours makes him qualified to lead Walton Hills.
Walton Hills is currently in a fight with Bedford Schools to leave the school district. The biased state mediator has ruled Walton Hills is not allowed to leave the district. The case is currently under appeal.
Hurst having been on both side of this issue, notes he looks to prayer for guidance. While commendable, it does not appear to be sending him a clear message.
Prior to serving on council, Hurst was against Walton Hills pulling out of the failing Bedford School District. After being elected, he switched to being for the pullout, now flipping back, he is against it.
The biggest mistake Walton hills residents could do now would be to "Quit" their fight to pull out. If a decision will be made in their favor, it will be at the appeals court level.
I had the chance to listen to Councilman Hurst on a radio show one evening. Hurst was unwilling to answer any questions and continually referred back to his faith as his guiding light.
One who already sees the light is current Mayor Marlene Anielski. While Mayor Anielski may not bring chocolate chip cookies on a platter to meetings to keep everyone happy, she sure does bring a lot to the table.
Anielski is the ONE elected official in this area who has had the courage to stand up and speak truthfully about our schools. After trying to work within the system to effect positive change in our schools and being rebuffed, Anielski, acted on the residents cry for "help" with conviction.
While maybe sincere, Hurst appears to be easily pulled in opposite directions. The communities in this area need strong leaders with good direction.
Mayor Anielski, has the keys to the car, is buckled up with a full tank of gas and knows where she is going!
Walton Hills residents need to keep up the fight and keep Mayor Anielski in the drivers seat!