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Dear Editor, 
Thank you for the 5/20/13 article "What makes America strong". It 
covered what we -as a "national family" 
have heard about: the dramatic escape and rescue of three young women 
in Cleveland, Ohio – who were held captive 
for a decade and of their self-reliance, courage and survival instincts – that tell us that we have it within us to 
endure what might appear to be the "impossible". 
These three young girls were horribly abused by a cruel captor for 10 years in his home but now they are free! 
Their freedom came because a concerned neighbor named Charles Ramsey 
saw one of the girls "trying to get out of the house" he kicked in the 
locked door allowing an escape of the girls including a daughter of one of the girls born in captivity. 
Charles Ramsey was the epitome of "A Good Neighbor" And he made sure 
that these poor abused souls were taken away from the Ohio house of horrors. 
They Survived And We Can Learn From Their 
Fight for Freedom to have Courage: Knowing That Good Always 
Triumphs Over Evil As We Hold Firm To Faith For What Is Good – Being 
Good Neighbors! 
Renee Christopher-McPheeters 
Citrus County

Renee Is For The People!

Renee Christopher McPheeters-The People's candidate, you can vote today, Aug. 9, 2012 through Saturday Aug. 11, 2012 and the polls will be opened on Tuesday Aug 14, 2012   EYEONCITRUS.COM

Even though I appreciate the many times the Citrus County Chronicle has published my letters, and the political coverage they have provided me, including the Chronicle Forum, I was still not expecting the Chronicle’s endorsement.  And of course, I was not disappointed when they did not endorse me.

However, they failed to mention that in 2008, I received 46.09% of the votes from the Citizens’ of Citrus County.  Many have told me in no uncertain terms that they shall be voting for me again.  To them I say thank you for your vote of confidence.

The Chronicle Editorial Board referred to me as a "political activist" but they failed to explain why they have done so.  I want the readers to know that I am the only candidate running in District 1 that publicly opposed the Ottawa and Meadowcrest multi-million dollar BOCC giveaways while one of my opponents pushed and voted for it.  No other candidate stepped up to the plate as I did to fight for the citizens in our community.

I also publicly opposed the unconstitutional Crystal River ordinance that restricts the Flying of U.S. Flags which reached the national media including FOX News.  This was supported by  my other opponent who is a member of the Crystal River Council that voted for this flag ordinance.

I have also stood firm and spoken successfully before local governmental entities to protect children from pornography and for a 9/11/01 Memorial, the Public Service Commission and the BOCC -  specifically against Progress Energy rate hikes and for a Resolution stating just that.

My political activities are not new, nor where they undertaken because I was part of a political circle.   I participated because there was a need to push back against unwarranted government dictates.  And, I have no intention on remaining silent in support of the status quo if elected either.  Governments are instituted to protect your rights, and I promise to do that.

The Chronicle also failed to mention my political platform regarding being on  BOCC Agendas for a Conservation Land Acquisition Fund, an Ethics Commission, and for providing a Senior Homestead Exemption for seniors whose property values and earnings are below the average.  Additionally, they did not mention either that I have been against the Interlocal Centralized Sewer Agreement that both of my opponents voted for.  Regardless, of how it is presented, the project will negatively affect many seniors to the extent that many could lose their homes.

My work in the community includes the First Official 9/11/01 Memorial in Citrus County with a part from the World Trade Center and laser art of the three tragic scenes – now on display in the Citrus County School System for the education of all of the youth of our county. Also, out of concern for Children of Citrus County and outside of Citrus, I have obtained Nine Original Proclamations Against Child Pornography from two Counties, Marion and Citrus and Seven Cities.

I would also like to remind the women voters of our county that Citrus County is comprised of approximately 54% women, but we do not have comparable representation in our government.   We need to break up the "little boys club" and balance the equation.

Lastly, I want to reiterate again that contrary to what the Chronicle said, and in addition to the aforementioned information for which I have been labeled a "political activist," I do have a very serious platform. I consider myself to be a concerned citizen  motivated from the heart – because I care about the Citizens of Citrus County.  I am against unnecessary spending, borrowing and tax increases which seems to be the new norm in our county government.  We need to lower our debt, stick to a reasonable budget, and tighten our belts the same way the taxpayers of our community have been forced to do during these difficult economic times. I am for BOCC funding of the Small Business Development Center, contrary to the incumbent – who prefers hiring a lobbyist for Port Citrus instead. I support existing businesses and will work to attract others to our community to provide more jobs.

Government must set an example and not bury their heads in the sand while kicking the can down the road for others to address.  That is not proper government representation.

If you agree and believe that we must put our financial house in order, and that the people must have a voice – then I ask for your vote.  I do solemnly promise you that I will take my oath of office seriously, and to do my very best to represent all the Citizens of our County and not just a chosen few.  I think it is also important to mention that I have recently won the tea party straw poll.

My door will always remain open to all because I will never forget who elected me and who I represent. 

I respectfully request your vote.

Renee Christopher-McPheeters

Candidate For Citrus County Commissioner, District 1

For The People

Endorsement please call your friends and neighbors and urge them to vote for Renee!

Out with the old, in with the NEW, VOTE RENEE CHRISTOPHER MCPHEETERS

Letter to Editor: Renee the real deal

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As the first Republican-elected commissioner on the Citrus County Board of Commissioners, in the ’70s, I feel a responsibility to weigh-in on the Aug. 14 race for Citrus County Commission, District 1.

First of all, keeping in mind the Chronicle article of Jan. 16, ”Developer, road contractor aid incumbents with campaign funds,” your readers should know Renee Christopher-McPheeters has never taken campaign donations from special interests, in this race nor in the ‘08 race in which she nearly won — with 46.09 percent of the votes!

In fact, speaking of a road, Renee is the only District 1 candidate (who) opposed the Ottawa fiasco giveaway of millions of our tax dollars before the BOCC! She also is the only candidate (who) stood for unrestricted flying of the U.S. flag before the City Council of Crystal River! As commissioner, she will vote against raising taxes!

No, Renee does not need to go a-begging for contributions from the money people — special interests, developers, lobbyists, doctors, lawyers or accountants as she has something money cannot buy and that is integrity! She founded the first official 9/11/01 Memorial in Citrus County and has received nine original government proclamations against child pornography! This is integrity at its finest!

Please know everyone can vote for Renee Christopher-McPheeters for county commissioner, District 1, no matter the party or district, as this is an open primary. Now get ready for some much needed representation on the BOCC with Renee!

David DeBusk
Inverness

Please Publish Correction

Please have the following Letter to the Editor published as the 7/8 Out
the Window implies that my last name is illegitimate/fictitional and
that I have a "low name" recognition in all places except the "west
side " of Citrus County - these theories are untrue!

Thanks and have a good day!

Renee

In response to the 7/8/12 "Out the Window" article, I do take exception to the reference to myself, Rene Christopher-McPheeters, Candidate for Citrus County Commission, District 1, as "changing" my name, as "Christopher" was my last name at birth, and as having "low name recognition", being in fact, well known throughout Citrus County, this is a very unfair and biased article, and I truly feel that I deserve having my reply published! Instead, both of my opponents in this District 1, race for county commissioner, fall into your "low name" category: as on the campaign trail throughout the county, I have found that both of my opponents - the incumbent commissioner and incumbent councilman are either unknown or are known and the Citizens are "tired" of their "good old boy" cronyism. Whereas, I have stood for the Citizens not only on the "west side" issues such as the Unfair Crystal River Invalid Annexation (one opponent was for), the Unfair Interlocal Sewer Agreement (both opponents voted for) and the restriction of Flying US Flags(one opponent voted for/the other did not oppose) The publisher was correct in referring to myself as a "citizen activist" yet he failed to note that I have stood on countywide issues, as the only District 1, Citrus County Commission Candidate: Against the "Ottawa Fiasco"/Meadowcrest Multi-Million Dollar Giveaways on the Most Important BOCC Voting Days! Furthermore, many throughout Citrus County are aware of my ongoing project against child-porn: by Proclamation - receiving a Citrus BOCC Proclamation Against Child Pornography, a BOCC Resolution Against Progress Energy Rate Hikes, and also being Founder of the First Official 9/11/01 Memorial in Citrus County!

I Am A Countywide Activist Candidate For The People!

 

Rene Christopher-McPheeters Crystal River

Public Records Request-Letter to Editor

Dear Editor,

Renee McPheeters helps with keeping the water cold

On the front page of the 10/28 Chronicle: “Nonprofits hit with rent hike” In the worst recession

since the Great Depression, our BOCC is charging a RENT HIKE on NONPROFITS! It is stated also that the Director of the Family Resource Center, Ginger West, said that the rent increase will keep her organization from opening an outreach center for the homeless! Commercial property owners have frozen all rents for over a year: but the heartless & greedy BOCC & et al RAISE & CHARGE MORE: SICK, SICK SICK!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yet the BOCC could find 2.9 million dollars in funding from the taxpayers pockets for the N. Ottawa Ave. transaction recently!

I remember seeing a volunteer personally hand a turkey to a poor emaciated looking woman last November at the Church without Doors Thanksgiving Food Drive, the volunteers worked very hard that day and I appreciate the concern for the poor, so let’s not forget our seniors, as many of them have limited incomes and next year it will be the third year that the U.S. Government. will not be giving them Social Security increases. We do not want the elderly to lose their homes because they cannot afford property taxes here in Citrus County. It would be too hard for them to hand out that many turkeys!!!

Therefore, I have launched a drive to get our dear seniors a tax break with the additional $25,000 Senior Homestead Exemption! I have heard that two 70 year old homeless men have been guests of Ginger West’s Family Resource Center for meals, yet, through the grapevine, I heard that a BOCC Representative said that these two 70 year old homeless men had to be “dressed appropriately” before receiving food. My God, why don’t we call this place the Soviet Socialist Republic of Citrus County!

This all just makes me even more angry & mad to run for office!

Renee Christopher-McPheeters