Letter to the Editor

An apology for Worthan?

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The editor of the Storm Lake Times needs to give Gary Worthan an apology.

The Storm Lake Times on 9/23 reported that Gary Worthan attended the AAUW event event though his picture was not included in the article. A photo of other candidates present was included in the article.

Was it submitted by a reporter or AAUW? AAUW By-laws state they are to be a non partisan entity.

Then one week later (9/28), the editor indicates “Gary did not even bother to show up at the forum.”

After some thought I have come to the conclusion this is one way for the editor to get people to read the lengthy editor’s notebook.

I have confirmed that Gary was in attendance. The article did not indicate if other candidates (opposed or not) were invited or attended.

The editorial indicated that Gary has not raised any money. The last campaign finance report for candidates was July 2016 and the next one is not due until October 19, 2016. I am not sure where the information about candidates not raising money would be obtained. As far as I know, it is not public information on what candidates have for funds until the official report is filed with the State...

It is time that credit is given to our hard working public servants no matter what party they represent.