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Ross' BOS and GOP roles are in conflict

Date published: 4/15/2014

I am opposed to Spotsylvania County Supervisor David Ross' dual county position ["Spotsy supervisors' chairman gets top GOP post," March 31].

He mentioned in his campaign literature that he's not accepting campaign donations so that there's no conflict of interest, real or perceived, in representing and listening to the residents of the Courtland District.

Will he represent all of the residents of the Courtland District? He listed himself as an independent, I think! His literature in 2011 indicated that he was running for the Board of Supervisors as an independent social and fiscal conservative.

One can assume that he became affiliated with the Republican Party once he was elected to the BOS. Or was he a real Republican in 2011?

His dual role is of some concern, because will he really represent all the people of he Courtland District? There is a great deal of adversity surrounding independent, conservative Republican elected BOS member David Ross.

Lincoln had it right when he said, "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."

For the next year, he will have an enormous amount of power. Will he use it to benefit all of the residents of his district or the mission of the Republican Party?

Residents should insist that he resign one of the positions, immediately.

Willie Brown