It is interesting to see in Ruth Ann’s
past campaign ads that there are some old issues that are applicable to the Election in 2008.
Full Time Pay for Full Time Work
In a 1976 campaign advertisement for Ruth
Ann when she was running for Ypsilanti Township Treasurer, the main title read “You
Deserve a Full Time Treasurer”.This ad could be updated to read for
the 2008 election “You Deserve Full Time Elected Officials”.Ruth
Ann is on the job daily performing her duties and serving the residents of YpsilantiTownship
as their elected Supervisor.
The township CivicCenter is open from .If a full time elected official is out
campaigning during the work day, they are not on the job performing their elected duties. Given
the current economic climate in our community how many residents have the luxury of not reporting to work for the full work
day for more than one month? If you are wondering Where’s Ruth Ann?She’s working for
you during the work day and beyond on most days.
Tricky “Sample Ballots”
In another ad for Ruth Ann’s 1976
campaign, it reads “THIS ELECTION – DON’T BE MISLEAD BY TRICKY SAMPLE BALLOTS.MAKE YOUR OWN CHOICE.THE CHOICE IS YOURS.HAVE YOU HAD ENOUGH? THIS TIME BE RIGHT!I TRUST YOU –
YOU CAN TRUST ME.”
During this 2008 campaign, there
is a tricky “sample ballot” that was mailed to absentee voters and in many cases arrived in the mail the very
same day as the actual absentee ballots.Today, the word tricky should probably
be replaced with misleading, inappropriate, and unethical.
This 2008 “sample ballot” raises
very serious concerns regarding the integrity of the election process in YpsilantiTownship and those individuals elected to insure the integrity of our
elections.Why would any candidate subject the voters of YpsilantiTownship to this style of campaign
literature?Voters need real information to make informed decisions not tricks
Ruth Ann has trusted the intelligence of
voters for the past 32 years.She knows that informed residents create stronger
communities.She respects the voters and is not seeking to be re-elected based
on tricks, gimmicks, or misinformation.
Paid for by Friends of Ruth Ann Jamnick 7776 Lake Crest Drive Ypsilanti, MI 48197