Stuart Negativity took a toll

first_imgAs promised, Clark County Commissioner Steve Stuart posted a detailed explanation today on his Facebook page regarding his decision not to seek re-election. Stuart, a Democrat who has been on the board for a decade, wrote that he’s been overwhelmed by “the outpouring of support and encouragement from people asking me to run again.”However, 10 years is a long time to serve as a commissioner in the best of circumstances, he wrote.“It’s full-time plus, there are a wide variety of tough issues to work on, and it gets heated because those issues affect real people in real ways. But we are not in the best of circumstances,” Stuart wrote.“When I first sought appointment to the board in 2004, it was to use my education, skills and background to creatively solve complex problems and give back to the place that’s given me so much. It wasn’t easy, and there were many who wanted me to be more confrontational, but it was good work. On diverse Boards, we struggled and fought through tough issues in tough times, making decisions based on reason, input from our citizens and staff, and ultimately seeking to serve the best interests of the County,” he wrote.Without mentioning Republican Commissioners David Madore and Tom Mielke by name, Stuart wrote there’s “no longer room for facts, figures, input, and information, if they don’t support the ideological aims of the majority.”last_img

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