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Cornell has credentials for clerk

November 2, 2013

I am a longtime small business owner, a veteran, the county Independence chair and a former candidate for Chautauqua County clerk....

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Nov-02-13 2:29 PM

As a member of the Independence Party I've been puzzled of late as to why we're backing some of these canidates.Looks like we(Independence Party)have been hijacked by the liberals.Shagla's backing of Cornell has me shaking my head in disbelief.

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Nov-02-13 12:59 PM

this idiot suffers from PTSD

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Nov-02-13 9:13 AM

Credentials do not equal success. He forgot to say what a goo crier she is. Everything about her says she is no leader. She knows nothing about the job but she is going to cut staff and do this and do that. Sandy Sopek ran a top notch operation for 20 years. Everyone sings her praises. Now Cornell is going to dismantle it.

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Nov-02-13 8:43 AM

Can't show up on time for a debate. Doesn't show up at all for an informational session on the County Home. Receives a $3300 donation from CSEA, then votes once again to saddle county taxpayers with enormous losses at the CCH. Yes, she has the credentials for sure.

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Nov-02-13 8:32 AM

I don't know Captain. I think you're wrong. I've been watching this race and Mr. Barmore has a ton of backing in his legislative district. He's done a lot and the people know it. I don't think you've paid attention to both sides. Partisan people usually don't. I'm an Ind and I don't follow the leader. I do my own homework. I tried my hardest to find something Mrs. Cornell has actually done. I couldn't. I found a lot about her education and politicians she worked for, but not where she actually used any of it to do something. I have to stick with Mr. Barmore. The people he's worked for in his district would know and from what I can tell, most of them totally support him. I don't see the same coming from the people in Mrs. Cornell's district and, like some of these comments said, I don't see people she's worked for doing much to sing her praises either. She may be educated, but it's what you do with that education that matters.

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Nov-02-13 8:14 AM

Well Captain if you find it interesting why don't you give her a jingle and ask that very question? You didn't notice that Ms Sopak openly endorsed Mr Barmore as the far and away better qualified person for the job?

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Nov-02-13 8:13 AM

Cornell has failed to give a glimpse of her so-called experience in management. All her jobs were in offices of politicians. And if she was so good at it- why isn't she the chief of staff of one? It's apparent she doesn't have the backing of any of those she has worked for before.

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Nov-02-13 8:11 AM

I guess that's a good question Captain. There are a lot of people who would be great candidates who won't run for office. Can't say I blame them. In this case, I don't know why she didn't run, but I didn't see her letter as political. I saw it more as a public service announcement.

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Nov-02-13 7:34 AM

Very good point, Taxpayer42, however, as I commented on another article, the deputy clerk's public endorsement of Mr Barmore contradicts Ms Sopak's contention, and proves (to me) that the county clerk's office is indeed influenced by partisan politics. I also find it interesting that after nearly 10 yrs as deputy clerk, Ms Haskin declined to seek this logical succession.

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Nov-02-13 7:25 AM

Education is certainly a wonderful and necessary attribute however but a degree in common sense tells more of a persons abilities. Common sense was not very apparent when you categorize your opponent as a tire changer or a flat fixer. I agree with Taxpayer 42!

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Nov-02-13 7:02 AM

This is the third time we've heard from Mr. Shagla. I understand he needs to get his candidate a win since he endorsed her. So my question is, if she was such an amazing leader, where are the endorsements from all of the high level political figures she worked for? Why has Parment been silent? What about whoever she supposedly worked for in Washington? If she was as great as she says, wouldn't they be pounding the pavement for her or at the very least, endorsing her? Their silence says more than Shagla's multiple endorsements.

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Nov-02-13 6:25 AM

I agree with Mr Shagla, however, I do believe that Mr Barmore has a better chance of winning the county clerk's job than he would as a legislator, had he chosen to seek re-election.

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