Letter to the Editor: Ads attacking Senate District 8 candidate Matt Solomon are deceptive | SummitDaily.com

Letter to the Editor: Ads attacking Senate District 8 candidate Matt Solomon are deceptive

Dee and Rich James

The opposition has been dumpster diving on Senate candidate Matt Solomon. The smear campaign by the opposition is full of deception.

They accuse Solomon of refusing to conduct background checks. No! Solomon sued the state because the original law said retail stores couldn’t charge more than $10 to conduct background checks. Solomon stood up for small businesses’ ability to not lose money doing the state’s business. Solomon remained compliant with the law.

The opposition accused Solomon of not showing up for town council meetings. Actually, Solomon was working with the military at the time he was on the Eagle Town Council and the mayor excused him from the meetings because of that work. Solomon read all of the reports for the meetings he missed and sent his comments and recommendations to all other council members.

The piece also accused him of quitting part way through his term. The fact is, four of the council members had been appointed, not elected. Solomon was told by an attorney that he had to resign 90 days before the election in order for his seat to be filled by an election, rather than appointed. Solomon felt the election of members was important enough that he was willing to resign early.

Solomon admitted to selling marijuana in college — 26 years ago!!! Is there a reason no one was concerned when former President Barack Obama admitted to using drugs in high school? The hypocrisy again raises its ugly head.

Matt Solomon worked with Henry Kissinger through the pandemic. If he has the character and integrity to be hired at that level, then Matt Solomon can be trusted to work for the people of Senate District 8. I urge you to ignore the smear and support Matt Solomon for state Senate.

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