Kenai candidates who refused to answer survey misplace blame

Posted: Monday, September 29, 2003

Political candidates Jim Jenckes, Rick Ross and Pat Porter wrote letters to the editor, blaming their refusal to complete a candidate survey on signs posted on our business office windows on Willow Street, and because our office address is also the mailing address service for Friends of the Recreation Center Inc. (FORCE).

This is our personal response to those letters, not a response by FORCE.

Several corporate clients use our office address as a mailing address, either because we are their registered agent or because they do not have a storefront. Many groups and political candidates ask if they can put their signs in our office windows. It is our business decision whether to allow these signs. We have never refused a request. The posting of signs in our office windows is not an endorsement by FORCE or any other group.

A candidate who wants to speak for the people needs to be willing to answer questions from the people, including surveys. If candidates Jenckes, Ross and Porter don't want to answer a survey, fine. But please don't blame your refusal on signs placed in our windows or our mail address service.

Robert J. Molloy, Kristine A. Schmidt, Kenai

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