As the election approaches be mindful that special interests infused the current crop of supervisors with campaign donations. Take a look at which engineering, construction, and other firms get awarded county contracts and look at the amount they spend on donations to the Board of Supervisors. Look at our recent detailing of Paula Yancey’s campaign contributors and ask yourself why contractors and engineers would spend so much money to influence a non-partisan judicial race?
While the below video is regarding the U.S. Senate, the procedure is the same in all forms of government. Might the campaign contributions of hospital administrators past and present have an effect? What about the donations of past and present hospital trustees? Ask yourself why certain large or politically connected corporations get tax breaks, but your local hairdresser or mechanic does not. You can find those answers in the campaign finance reports on file at the Jackson County Circuit Clerk’s office.