Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Susan Holmes wants to serve HD 125, But what do voters know about her?

Very troubling revelations have been uncovered about Republican State Rep. candidate Susan Holmes, who is running for the open HD 125 seat against longtime Jones County Commissioner David Gault (D-Haddock). During 12 years as Mayor of Monticello, Holmes left the City of Monticello $5,900,000 in debt after 12 years serving as Mayor and other serious revelations.

Now I got this from the Mary Alice Carter's website, who Holmes defeated in the republican primary on July 20. I'll have more on her before the primary.


Anonymous said...

If you are going to check, check to see how she "lowered" taxes as she claims on the flyer I got in the mail. What a laugh. Taxes went up consistently when she was mayor, on top of the utilities going sky high.

Unknown said...

Susan Holmes also left Monticello $5.9 million in debt Read the audit reports for 2006 and 2007 and it indicates that Monticello was designated as "going concern" meaning bankrupt. Had deficits for every year from 1999 forward, poor accounting recordsm, fined by EPD for allowing raw sewage to back up in citizens housed, even when the Community Devlopment Block Grants for that was used fix the City Managers rental houses. Fine by the Deparment of Community Affairs for missue of the grant, and denied any futher CDBG for many years, and had to repay those funds. Ms. Holmes says she had no responsibilty for this as Mayor, but then states she did great things for the City of Monticello as Mayor -- well which is it? Just a ceremonial position, or what?
Also, on the DCA website you can find where the last 3 or 4 years she was Mayor, the City had a 66% chance of paying it's debt, most other cities of the same size were rate at 96% or better.
She claims the poor situation in Monticello is due to the current recession --- Check out the Audit Reports of 2006 and 2007 -- prior to the recession.

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