first_imgWayne,Twice in the last couple of weeks you have criticized my actions in a most public way. i have decided to answer your criticisms in a like manner.First, you did not like my vote concerning a resolution to do away with gerrymandering. Gerrymandering is the manipulation of political boundaries in order to give an unfair advantage to one party in an election. It is dishonest. It is unconstitutional. It is cheating. I do not wish to be associated with any person or organization that not only condones cheating but also actively supports it.Secondly, you criticized my actions as well as the actions of Councilwoman Mercer concerning our votes in favor of a tax increase. The fact that you are totally ignorant as to the financial condition of the City of Evansville alone makes your criticism unwarranted but that is not the reason that I find your last email so offensive. You have criticized us for exercising our independent judgement and doing what we feel is best for the people we represent rather that marching lockstep to political doctrine.I no longer wish to be affiliated with any person or organization that condones dishonesty. I no longer wish to be affiliated with any person or organization that punishes independent thinking and demands adherence to political dogma. This is 2017, not 1984.I resign my position as a precinct committeeman. I resign from the Vanderburgh County Republican Party. Remove my name from your party rolls, phone lists, email lists and mailing lists. Remove my picture and listing from your website’s list of elected Republican officials. I now consider myself anindependant and will act accordingly in all future actions.Dan McGinnOn Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 1:06 PM, Wayne Parke wrote:Michelle–I am very surprise and disappointed that you chose to vote for a local income tax increase. The County Council did not ask for an increase. Mayor Winnecke did not ask for the increase. President Trump and Governor Holcomb do not support increasing taxes—in fact, they are seeking to lower them. You knew up front, that I opposed an increase in the local income taxes. Taking in account all the foregoing, for whatever reason, you voted for an increase—a mistake. Your vote was key and many voters have long memories will remember how you voted on this issue.You should be following the lead of Justin Elpers and John Hayden on tax issues. If possible, Republicans need to be pulling in the same direction.In addition, — I am not happy with Dan McGinn’s vote either.Wayne ParkeChairman [email protected]: 812-455-1685FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

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