Open Letter From John E. Flowers
(People for Milton)
An e-mail circulated on Sunday naming me as the individual who filed a PAC with the state bearing the name "People for Milton". I was identified in this e-mail solely as "a paid political consultant of the Thurman/Lusk/Longoria group". As usual, thise-mail was only partially true as it A) exaggerated my involvement given I work only with Karen Thurman, and B) left out some very important details about me. I want this opportunity to introduce myself.
I have been a resident of Milton since before incorporation. I teach History at a local college. I am a professional equestrian who is very concerned for the future of the true, competitive, business-driven equestrian community-- not the hobby farm,donkey-owning crowd. I am not merely a political consultant, but a political consultant who was intimately involved in the 2007 Milton City Council campaigns of both Alan Tart, and Julie Zahner-Bailey.
I do not take the decision of who to work for lightly, especially when it has a direct effect on where I live and work. My decision to work for Karen came after Bernard Wolff was selected to run against her and I'd had the opportunity to learn all about him that I could. What I learned made me supremely confident that Julie had not fully vetted her candidate, that Bernard is not the least bit qualified to be on the council, and that Karen's re-election is paramount to the continued stability of Milton.
Bernard Wolff is NOT:
a.. an international businessman as evidenced by the handful of shell corporations registered under his name in Georgia and readily viewed at the Secretary of State's corporation website(http://corp.sos.state.ga.us/corp/soskb/SearchOfficers.asp)
a.. a lifelong resident of Milton, as evidenced by the same corporation documents available on the state's website which clearly shows Bernard's addresses prior to 2004 in Marietta and Atlanta. (http://corp.sos.state.ga.us/imaging/11510466.pdf)(http://corp.sos.state.ga.us/corp/soskb/Corp.asp?645813)
a.. devoted to conservation, as demonstrated by the needless sale of his family's property to developers at the height of the development craze
My arguments are backed up with documentation and my name is attached to them both on this letter and via my lawful registration of an organization. My documentation comes from governing authorities and clearly state their information, without any creative explanation necessary. I dare say that I am the ONLY individual ororganization that is putting my money where my mouth is in this respect.
In 2004 Bernard Wolff was one of many swift-boat veterans who spoke out against then presidential candidate John Kerry. When the cameras were off, so too was his devotion to serving the public good. Milton does not need another show-boat politician. We need solid, proven leadership and devotion to service that won't go away when the excitement of the campaign is over. Vote for Karen Thurman on Nov. 3!
John E. Flowers