To the editor:
It seems that former County Sheriff Chris Conley, as he did when he was our county sheriff, continues to have a great deal of trouble discerning truth from fiction.
In his letter to The Conway Daily Sun, published Aug. 18, he states, when everyone else is deeply concerned with the opioid epidemic, Rep. Frank McCarthy is “running the four corners of the county talking about the great change in issuing veteran motorcycle license plates.”
He then says, “You got to be kidding me!”
No, Mr. Conley, you are kidding yourself with the thought that the citizens of the county would swallow such trash.
Perhaps Conley doesn’t understand that I represent Carroll District 2, Conway, Hale’s Location, Eaton and Chatham, and not the four corners of Carroll County.
I am proud to be a member of the legislative State Federal Relations/Veterans Affairs standing committee and, for the past 17 of 20 years, the commander of the North Conway American Legion, Post 95. Yes, I do inform the Legion members of bills that are relative to veterans.
I am also the chairman of the Mount Washington Valley Republican Committee, and I make every attempt to keep the committee members informed and up to date relative to what is happening in Concord.
Conley’s statement, as printed, is pure, nonsensical hogwash.
Allow me to explain why Conley chose to attack me in a letter written to show support for Luke Freudenberg for county sheriff.
Conley is fully aware that I have often commented relative to Sheriff Dominic Richardi’s professionalism and outstanding work as our high sheriff.
During my many years of military service, I worked my way up through the ranks in the Marine Corps from a 17-year-old private to the field grade rank of major, including the warrant officer grades and, believe me, I know leadership when I see it.
Richardi is, in my opinion, far, far superior in professionalism and performance of duty than Conley ever hoped to be during his tenure as sheriff!
Freudenberg recently stated at a Mount Washington Valley Republican Committee meeting that he has absolutely no law enforcement experience or training. However, if elected, he will immediately enroll himself in the New Hampshire Police Academy.
That’s fine, with the following exception: Freudenberg also stated that he would immediately hire two additional individuals to run the sheriff’s department while he attends the academy and, subsequent to that, concentrates on the opioid problem.
Keep in mind, according to Freudenberg himself, a vote for him is actually a vote for two other individuals to run the sheriff’s department.
Again, according to Freudenberg, one individual he is planning to hire to run the everyday operations of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department is the previous unsuccessful challenger to Sheriff Richardi, Sean Coop. And, although Mr. Freudenberg refused to name the second individual, you guessed it … I’m told by a reliable source, the second individual is none other than former sheriff Chris Conley.
Please, re-elect the professional Sheriff we currently have in Sheriff Dominic Richardi. Do not allow us to go back to the taxpayers paying Conley’s dry cleaning bills.
Rep. Frank McCarthy
Carroll District 2