To the Editor,
The old adage “actions speak louder than words” is certainly applicable in the current race for Register of Deeds in Surry County. All of us have seen the campaign signs by Todd Harris stating that he is a “Republican” and a “conservative” as he attempts to unseat Carolyn Comer.
When Mr. Harris was a Mount Airy City Commissioner, he voted on multiple occasions to forcibly annex areas into the City limits. Thankfully (and rightfully), the Republican led legislature in Raleigh has now ended forced annexation in North Carolina. The rights of property owners as well as freedom from the heavy-hand of government are basic tenets of true Republicans.
I am a Republican and a conservative – but I am not a fool. Mr. Harris’s attempt to ride in on the hard work and coattails of true conservatives is merely opportunistic and self-serving. His desire to be in charge of the most important records in our county – including the records on our property for which he has shown such contempt, is unacceptable.
I, along with many other Republicans I know, will be casting my vote on November 6 for Carolyn Comer.
Monty K. Venable