by jhwygirl

Yesterdays very good Missoulian story from reporter Keila Spzaller contained lots of interesting quotes from political observers and lawyers and stuff like that. Good read, if you haven’t hit it already.

What I found funny was this quote from one of Ward 5’s Lawsuiters, Dick Haines (Ward 5’s other Lawsuiter is Renee Mitchell). Haines is, apparently, already feeling a need to reply to challenger Mike O’Herron:

I don’t want people to think that we take this lightly. I don’t want people to think that we’re suing our employer.

Why would he say that? Because at last weeks candidate forum, Mike O’Herron was asked, specifically, what he thought about about the current lawsuit filed by council members – two of ’em being from Ward 5. O’Herron first pledged not to sue the city for his first term (which drew laughter) and then went on to say that he couldn’t understand why someone would want to sue their employer.

So Haines has, obviously, gotten some feedback on that – and clearly, it’s on his mind.

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Mike O’Herron is an Independent – something he reiterated a couple of times during Tuesday’s forum. He said that he’d be glad to get the endorsement of the County Dems – and noted that he’d be equally pleased to get the endorsement of the local Republicans, too.

Red Tape notes that O’Herron did get the endorsement.

Several organizations give out endorsements in the cities non-partisan races. Next up will be the Missoula Building Industry Association’s forum, Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel.

Schedule is as follows (from their website):
3:30 – 4:00 Meet and greet
4:00 – 4:10 Overview of the importance of Business Development in Missoula and introduction of candidates with Dr. Patrick Barkey with the Bureau of Business and Economic Development – UM
4:10 – 5:00 Q&A to Present Their Goals for Business Development in Missoula
5:00 – 5:30 Networking with Candidates

Beer, Wine and Snacks provided
Cash Bar

There is no charge to attend!

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  1. Ayn Rand

    Or maybe Haines thinks he is working for his ward and not you or your liberal bias.

  2. ricardo

    I live in his ward and his decision is not working for me.

  3. Nick D

    Mike’s was a neighbor as I grew up in Ward 5, so I know firsthand that he’s a hardworking, honorable man. On the other hand, I also had the displeasure of watching Dick Haines embarrass our House District time after time in the legislature (after campaigns marked by last minute low blows). I’ll be voting (and volunteering) for Mike O’Herron this fall.

  4. I guess living in Dillon has jaded me.. Councilmen and other City Officials sue our City Government all the time. Hell, our City is currently involved in a lawsuit against the County Government (sad but true).

    It is understandable, though. Our mayor constantly says “If you don’t like it, sue me” in City Council Meetings. He, himself has successfully stopped two recall attempts by sueing – infact, on the last attempt he managed to get the judge to award him legal fees (even though he filed the suit).

    Moorcat

  1. 1 Various & Sundry for the Weekend « 4&20 blackbirds

    […] I guess it’s all good – The Lawsuiters hire a Bozeman attorney and the City of Bozeman hires a Missoula […]

  2. 2 Ward 2 Candidate Hendrickson Steals Opponent’s Endorsement; Dick Haines Weaves His Own Web of Deceit « 4&20 blackbirds

    […] off – Haines has been chasing O’Herron since the start of this election on this “suing his employer” statement of O’Herron’s. I find that […]




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