To the Editor:

There have been a lot of rumors floating around Mesquite in regard to the exploratory PAC to recall Chris Edwards.  Mr. Edwards is really happy about this because he does not have to stand up like a man and answer questions regarding his campaign promises; but he can use like-minded voters to do his dirty work.

Chris Edwards is not interested in fair representation of AD19.  He moved into AD19 from his home in Las Vegas to be able to run for the open Assembly seat in our district, renting out his home and establishing residence in a rental 30 days prior to filing.

So the notion that he is our representative is based on politics and nothing more.

Claiming to be a “victim” is priceless.  If there were a there, there; Metro would have by now charged someone with extortion.  What Edwards is doing is creating smoke and mirrors to make the issue of him reportedly trying to sell his vote, into someone trying to buy his vote.  Also he is trying to buy time to keep a recall from moving forward.  This is politics as usual in Nevada.

Those who follow politics know that votes for leadership in the Nevada Assembly put in place politicians who will either represent we the voters or represent special interests.

Edwards’ vote for leadership or lack thereof removed the conservative voice and is helping Sandoval in push his 1.3 billion tax increase forward.

8 out 10 voters in AD19 voted against the Margin’s Tax in November, sending the message to Sandoval and the Assembly no more taxes.  Sandoval’s new tax plan is a remake of the Margin’s Tax.

Any tax of this nature will be a tax on the middle class.  Business will pass the cost of the tax on to the consumer.  That is if they can survive as a business.  Sandoval’s tax plan will be paid by you the voter.

Edwards refuses to say whether he will support the plan or not, having taken a $5000 donation from Sandoval on New Year’s Eve to help pay off his campaign debt.

He needs to return to Mesquite and hold a town hall meeting with the general public and explain why, he moved to AD19 to run and who encouraged him to do so.  If Edwards were a true leader he would be working in public to unite AD19 and not divide AD19 with rumor and innuendo.

I voted for him on the belief we shared the same conservative values; so it was surprising when I read in news articles Edwards is calling himself a moderate.  Not to worry though, it’s just politics as usual in Nevada.

Bill Foust