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Knock knock The Bella Vista City election isn’t over. On Nov. 23, Bella Vista citizens have a very important vote to make. Bella Vista City Council candidates, James D. Shrum and Julie Hull will be in a run-off election for alderman. Election rules say that a candidate must receive 50 percent of the vote plus one additional vote to be elected. Neither Shrum nor Hull did that. They were in a virtual dead-even heat from the Nov. 2 election. Dead-even does not mean both are equally qualified to serve. James D. Shrum brings years of city government management experience to the table. Julie Hull none. Yes, I understand that Mrs. Hull is a nice person. Folks this election isn’t a popularity contest based on niceness, gender or age. It is based on experience and vision. The future of Bella Vista must be in the hands of experienced, qualified alderman. As your alderman, Mr. Shrum brings to our city: experience, integrity, and fresh ideas. Your city’s future is in your hands and James D. Shrum is the alderman that can

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Opinion, Pages 8 on 11/10/2010

Print Headline: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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