December 5, 2020

Edtiorial, 9/25: Haverty’s contributions to local business development will be missed | Editorial

In addition, Haverty, according to Wendy Birdsall, president of the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, was a champion for workforce development, and his work was instrumental in Lincoln winning $300,000 in grants earlier this year for its New Americans Task Force.

“His leadership at LPED and within many different communities will be recognized for years to come and missed dearly,” Birdsall said.

2 solid candidates in county race

The battle for a seat on the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners in District 2 (northwest Lancaster County) features two candidates with different political philosophies.

However, after speaking with both and vetting them, we’re confident that either could do the job.

Democrat Christa Yoakum, the incumbent, has done nothing to put her job in jeopardy. She has the ability to draw on that experience if reelected. With a mind toward environmental issues and bringing high-speed internet to everyone in Lancaster County, she has been a solid steward of taxpayer funds in her first term.

Meanwhile, Republican Eric Underwood is a Lincoln restaurateur with a working knowledge of budgetary constraints and the responsibility needed to run a thriving business, especially in this most challenging of years. He’s a fiscal conservative who plans to emphasize¬†property taxes, affordable housing, the infrastructure of bridges and roads and public safety.

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