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WataugaCitizensFirst has been taken down since the campaign is long over.

In case you don’t know, all three of the candidates that ran on this platform were elected.  They are Gary Johnson, James Wright and Russell Clements.  The landing page from the City of Watauga is here:

If you voted for any of us, Thank You VERY much!  I hope we exceed your expectations.  If you didn’t vote, I hope you’ll get informed and join the debate.  There are many significant issues facing our city and your great idea may make a difference.  If you didn’t vote for one or all of these candidates, well, I hope you think that we do a good job anyway.  If not, please feel free to let us know. 🙂  Here are the email addresses:

Gary Johnson:;    James Wright:;    Russell Clements:

To my knowledge, there are not any other Council Members with a blog.  Please feel free to look around while you’re here.  If you have comments or suggestions, please feel free to send them to me.

I am Russell Clements and this blog is part of my on-going effort to better inform residents of Watauga about what is going on and why I do what I do.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Kelly Brittain permalink
    September 16, 2011 5:47 am

    Watauga city jobholders will not let go of their large departments. Their interest is growth of government, their domain and salary. If they could get an offer, they’re gone. Citizens know this. The code enforcement is ridiculous and will get more so. The police, some good ones of course, the rest marching to pension. The town is empty of investors in real estate residential and commercial. Visit the FB page NRH landlords, ask them where they invest.

    • September 21, 2011 10:18 pm

      Thank you for your comments. At the risk of alienating a potential fan, I’d like to point out to you that those Watauga city jobholders are only able to have their jobs because Watauga’s voters have allowed them to and have been willing to pay the bill for it. During the last election, there were only about 550 voters that came out to vote for municipal seats. Out of a population of voters of 15,000, that’s less than 4% that cared enough to vote. Can we hope for better results if people aren’t willing to engage for their own benefit? It’s rather disturbing to me. If I can do nothing for Watauga politics other than wake some people up, I will be able to say that it has been a good run. I hope you will join me in encouraging people to become informed and to exercise one of the greatest tools for reform anywhere: an informed vote!
      I hope I can look forward to more of your comments as I think we might share many of the same views. 🙂

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