|Mayor of Woodbury, Mary Giuliani Stephens|
In stark contrast to my article with her full response; Mary Stephen's email issued many false accusations that were inflammatory and baseless to which no one asked me about before issuing. This is a damaging attack piece on me as a tax payer with no current tie to any political party, campaign, PAC, or any funded or volunteer run political group. My opinions are my own and the facts are fully sourced with direct links. Washington County Watchdog has over a dozen volunteers who write posts; we don't make a penny; and we don't endorse or work for any candidate or party. Our mission statement is clear that we are citizens here to keep government on both sides accountable.
I will go through each false statement Mary Stephens blindly issued without sources, facts, or thought to common sense in an attempt to try to repair my image. Unfortunately our WCW audience pales in comparison to the thousands she emailed. Hopefully the Minnesota GOP will review all the facts in this evolving situation and put a stop to it by sending out a formal response to the thousands of GOP members she emailed to help rectify the damage she personally caused me. They know how to contact me to discuss further on the best way to respond to the reckless actions of Mary Stephens that I hope do not reflect the Republican Party.
"attacking republicans": False, myself and dozens of volunteer citizens for the Washington County Watchdog keep both sides in check. Mary mistakes articles fully sourcing legislative records of politicians who claim to be a fiscal conservatives as attacking republicans. Fact is we defend the integrity of the republican party by researching about those who we find are not walking their talk claiming to follow the party platform. We always allow them to provide a full unedited quote to defend themselves.
"anti mining": False, I support the free market and safe mining, fracking, pipelines, hunting, farming, lumber, and every other responsible use of natural resources. I have never commented against mining or worked against it, nor would I. Again, we cover politicians who say one thing and then do another... My fiscal conservative political leaning is irrelevant.
"extreme environmentalist Sierra Club": False, I have never worked for the any of the "hard left" including the Sierra club. She may be may be referring to my post questioning the Democrat Karla Bigham on how she supports tax payer funded incineration of garbage which is against the Sierra Club's clean air policy. My article points out that the Sierra club would not pull their endorsement of her. The group appears to be hypocritical... hardly the words of someone who's working for them or on their side. Again Mary Stephens sources nothing for you to decide for yourself.
If it was a real Cease and Desist they'd have it served in person or by official mail to confirm it was received. It'd be sent by the GOP lawyers and not from the Party director. Matthew Pagano was basically saying the GOP delegate emails are private and they can't be used by anyone but the party (agreed). If it's true, please stop using the email addresses (it's not true, but agreed). He was clear: "I am writing you specifically about the misuse of any party lists. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions. Thank you."
7.) "The property tax levy has been substantially reduced during my time on the city council and as Mayor, the position to which I was elected in 2010:"
From: Mary for Minnesota Governor;Mary@maryformngov.com;
Date: Thu, Mar 15, 2018 at 10:01 AM
Subject: He’s entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.