Supporters and Endorsements

Sent: Sun 7/16/2006 5:49 PM
To: Gary Schmidt
Subject: Your web page and the election

It appears you are not too happy with how we are currently being governed. I must say I agree with you and since I live in Sun Valley I imagine I will be voting for you and will recommend to my family members that they do so as well.

Clint H., Sun Valley
From: Maryanne I -  Sent: Sun 7/16/2006 12:02 PM
To: Gary Schmidt  -  Subject: Note of commendation
 To Whom It May Concern;
 Gary Schmidt brought to the Washoe County Board of Equalization a refreshing voice of reason, thoughtfulness and intelligence that had 
previously been sorely lacking.  He will bring the same insightful presence to the Board of the Washoe County Commission.  
Gary has my unqualified support for this important position.
From: Tom B.
To: Gary Schmidt   -   Subject: Good Luck
 Hey Gary,       Good to see you're doing well. Sorry we did not get to socialize much. Good luck with the campaign. We had a great weekend.
Tom & Jane
To: Gary Schmidt   -   Subject: Thank you
 Was delighted to meet you and shake your hand,  you are similar to me ..up by Mc Cleans Lake, little higher than you on the mountain, 
we have enjoyed stopping at your place , Fitzpatrick and Fitzgerald, their dream reminds me of the man you are..
How long do you need the barn to hang your sign????? Thanks for buying the old  horse drawn Wagon.   
Rabbitt G.
From: Maryanne I.   -   To: Gary Schmidt
 Dear Gary,  Many thanks for the fabulous pistachios.  They have been a real hit with
all of my guests over the July 4 th Holiday.  I was so pleased that you could come to the party.  Hopefully, you met
some new folks that can help with your campaign. Everything that you do is much appreciated.
Warmest regards,
 Maryanne I.
From: Nostrebor Music 
 To:   -  Cc:  Gary Schmidt
Subject: Opinion on Bonnie Weber re-election...  Unresponsiveness to constituents:
Ballardini isn't the only problem Weber faces. Ignoring important issues and constituents in the North Valleys has 
left a bad taste and long memories towards County Commission incumbent Bonnie Weber. Last July, North Valley 
residents were having difficulties with 9-1-1 and sheriff slow or nonexistent response to disturbances and dangers 
in the area. In July of 05, a complaint was made directly to the Sheriff's office and to Bonnie Weber's office regarding 
the 9-1-1 / Sheriff lack of response.  There was a silver lining, the issue became a rallying point for neighbors to create 
a neighborhood watch, and a discrepancy in reporting problems in the system was identified,  addressed and 
rectified between the Sheriff and the Emergency Communications system. All this without Bonnie Weber's 
involvement, help or interest. 
By the afternoon of the same day the complaint was lodged, the Sheriff's office had started an inquiry, 
contacted the complainant and began to rectify the problem. Bonnie Weber did not respond.  In July, the 
North Valley's Citizens Advisory Board contacted and invited the complainant to present the issue to the CAB. 
On July 11, the issue was brought before them during the public comment time. Bonnie Weber still had not responded. 
Bonnie Weber was not even there.  In August, the N.V. Citizens Advisory Board had placed the issue on their agenda. 
Bonnie Weber was present during this meeting. Half way through the presentation and discussion of the issue, 
it was as if Ms. Weber had just awakened. She started asking questions that indicated she had not been listening 
up to that point since the discussion had already covered the points she queried. She acted as if this was the first 
she had heard of it when the complainant reminded her that she had been notified the same day the original 
complaint was  lodged with the Sheriff Office. She responded that she has a high volume of correspondence and 
she must have missed it when it was sent to her. She asked to have it re-sent, which was done the next day. 
Bonnie then promised to bring the issue up with the commission and asked the complainant if he would make himself 
available to share the experience with the commission, to which he agreed and gave her his contact information. 
At that time Weber was invited to meet with the newly formed Neighborhood Watch group that resulted from this issue.  
The CAB decided to pursue the issue further in September's meeting. Weber never responded to the re-sent 
complaint, nor did she show up to meet with the neighborhood watch, And the complainant was never contacted 
to arrange an appearance to the County Commission. 
As a result of the August CAB, representatives from Emergency Communications contacted the complainant. 
An agreement was reached to bring the issue to the September CAB meeting. In September, the representatives 
from 9-1-1 appeared with the Sheriff's office and Bonnie Weber was present and much more engaged in the 
discussion. The same promise to bring the issue to the County Commission was made. By October, Weber was 
still promising to place the issue on the Commission's agenda. Emergency Communications and the Sheriff's office 
were engaged and addressing the problem. Bonnie Weber never met with the Neighborhood Watch group, never 
acknowledged receiving the original 9-1-1 complaint, never contacted the complainant to appear and apparently 
never brought the issue to the commission.  Part of what this issue brought out is that the Sheriff's office is 
understaffed. There is only one or two deputies available to patrol an area from Sun Valley to the California Border. 
There is a limited number of patrol cars, equipment and deputies available, largely 
due to budget cuts driven by Ms. Weber.
Doug R.

Letter to editor - Reno Gazette Journal

Ballardini may hurt incumbents - I certainly hope so?

Dear Editor, I believe the Ballardini Ranch fiasco to be the least of Ms. Weber’s problems.

Frankly, I have picked my candidate and it was easy. We have Schmidt, a man who reads the law, believes that what it says is what it means, expects others to comply and refreshingly he insists that elected officials obey the same laws as he. His website doesn’t present promises to the citizens on what he will do if elected. Instead it has articles, appearances and accomplishments that he has already done that benefit the citizenry. If he is already working for us, knows our Rights and how to protect them, why not give him a paycheck?

In fairness I visited Ms. Weber’s website. It is full of promises, but short on accomplishments. One alarming picture of her in particular was at the nation's capital in front of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution with a caption stating “My favorite documents.” This is ludicrous after watching her state in a Commissioners meeting that she didn’t know the difference between the 1st an 2nd Amendments, and then in an effort to minimize that proclamation she said that it didn’t matter anyway because State Law, trumps the Constitution. There was only one newspaper article about her on her website, yet a media search turned up many, however most were not exactly favorable. Making her paycheck good, appears to be a citizen back-breaker.

The website of Mr. Fink presented only the usual yada, yada promises on one page with his main accomplishment, raising five daughters. Truly an admirable feat, but falls short of government service to the people. I’m not saying that he is a bad guy, but there was little information readily available to prove he is a good guy.

District 5 is my main concern, so I only checked out these particular candidates and it was easy since their websites were all their names. (,,   I would suggest, with the issues facing the citizens of Washoe County, that voters examine the qualifications of candidates in their District. When you employ a liar or thief dishonoring your rights and property in the private sector, you can fire them, whereas with elected officials you must wait for their term to run out to stop the fleecing. By this time, your life is slow and your breathing fast. Do not allow your vote to be based on the number of signs placed or the promises made. Get to know your candidates qualities personally. 

Dennis G., American  

From: Leslie Barta

To: Gary Schmidt

Subject: letter of thanks


I would like to thank Gary Schmidt for his service to the citizens and taxpayers of Washoe County. During Mr. Schmidt's tenure as vice chair of the Washoe County Board of Equalization, for the first time in decades, that body acted as a truly objective source of justice for taxpayers, rather than merely as a rubber tamp for the assessor. Gary Schmidt has fought for fairness and public justice for years. If Mr. Schmidt is elected to the Washoe County Commission, he will see to it that local government will once again serve its citizens, just as he did at the County Board.

Les Barta

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