"I am the Republican in this Race"
By Beverlee Roper
As the campaign for Platte County Commissioner in District 1 wraps up, the most frequent question people ask is whether I am a Republican or a Democrat, a simple and fair question. While many of my good friends are Democrats, and my deceased husband was a lifelong Democrat, I do not hesitate to answer that I am THE Republican in this race.
I strongly believe in the principle of the Republican Party that smaller and more efficient government brings prosperity by allowing people to make their own decisions about how to spend their own money. Of the two candidates in this race, I am the only one who will serve by living up to that principle. Of course, smaller and more efficient government should never mean sacrificing public safety or customer service, the highest priorities of any good government.