I was surprised to see that our State Rep Bob Constan would prefer not to complete his term as our Rep.. That’s right guys the person that you just voted for and was sworn in this January has decided that he want’s to be our City Clerk. I did not agree when the Mayor did this if you recall the Mayor left his State Rep position to come back here and become the Mayor. If memory serves me I do believe that he left the council before his term to become State Rep in the first place. Many politicians do this I understand, but I think what is bothering me about Bob is how he decided to kick off his campaign. I guess in the only way he knows how by mud-slinging and insults to the previous clerk. Bob has nothing to stand for except to insult the woman who gave close to 20 years working in or running the clerk’s office. This is what we have to look forward to if the voters are to vote for this man as a clerk. Disruptive and negativity to say the least his campaign kick off has nothing to do with the respectful way he wants to treat the residents.
Here is what was sent out to his supporters I took out the address of the person this was sent too..
From: Robert Constan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wed, Apr 27, 2011 9:39 pm
Subject: BOB CONSTAN RUNNING FOR DEARBORN HIEHGTS CITY CLERK!!!
I am running for Dearborn Heights City Clerk! I believe I can bring greater efficiency and a higher level of Customer Service to the City Clerk’s Office. I will work to ensure that absentee ballot holders receive their ballots in a timely fashion and that it is easier for everyone to Vote. I will also work to coordinate business license renewals and other functions of the Clerk’s office are coordinated with all the other City Departments. I will make sure the Dearborn Heights City Clerk’s office provides the best customer service possible to all residents of Dearborn Heights.
I am barred from running for State Representative again because of term limits. I would like for you to be involved in my Campaign. I am having a meeting tomorrow at 6:00 pm at the Canfield Community Center with the prominent members of the Community. I hope you can attend. Call me when you have a moment at (###) ###-7489 (Cell Phone) Hope to talk to you soon.
Attorney and Counselor at Law
I have taken out his address phone number, and email address that were at the end of the email.. The substance of the email and the subject line are just how I received them..
Now let’s talk about this lovely letter first when have the absentee ballot holders ever received their ballots in an untimely fashion. The former clerk was never late sending out absentee ballots I would challenge Bob to tell us when and bring forward someone who did not get their absentee ballot on time. Bob you can not just throw out this kind of crap right out the gate and not expect that someone is going to say hey wait a minute. The former clerk is still working in the clerk’s office almost every day. Do you think you can make these kind of accusations without being called out on them. Do you think you can send this out to people and they will not be angered at what you are trying to do. Did you think that the former clerk does not have friends in the city. You claim that you are going to make it easier for us to VOTE, when has it been hard for us to vote in Dearborn Heights? Voting is made as easy as the rules and laws will allow. Unless the United States Government make it possible to vote from your cell phone or your computer not sure how much easier it can be. Take for instance today you can go to the clerks office and vote for the School Board election Saturday Voting.
You say ” I can bring greater efficiency and a higher level of Customer Service to the City Clerk’s Office. “ Greater efficiency what is done in the clerk office now that is not efficient? How many times have you gone to the clerks office on business and your business there was not handled with efficiency? You are going to bring a higher level of “customer service” you can not get much higher in customer service than with the former clerk. Who was respectful, friendly, caring, and very understanding who went out of her way to get an answer to any question that someone might have.. If this letter is any indication of what we have to look forward to in your customer service area I am not looking forward to it at all. In your letter you claim that you will make sure ” City Clerk’s office provides the best customer service possible to all residents of Dearborn Heights.” Careful Bob, are you saying that the clerk’s office is discriminating against some residents who are the group of residents that the clerk’s office did not give the best service to?
When did the clerk office not coordinate with other departments in the city? You have spent so much time at city hall to know just what the clerk’s office is coordinating or not. Do you spend that much time in the other city’s you represent to understand the workings of those city’s clerks office as well. Unless you are there on a daily basis how would you know what is happening there. The residents of Dearborn Heights do not need a nasty clerk election we like clean elections. I think you have given us all a nice look at just how you are going to run for City Clerk.
- Janet Badalow running for city clerk’s slot (dearbornheights.wordpress.com)