Friday, October 13, 2006

Who I am voting for November 7th and why, part 4

Indiana Senate Seat 15

The challenger is Democrat Michael Bynum. Michael Bynum's profile can be viewed here:
The incumbent is Republican Thomas Wyss. Mr. Wyss has served since 1985.

Mr. Wyss has been rated as taxpayer UNFRIENDLY by the non-partisan Indiana Watchdog group. Their reasons are listed below:

Basically they characterize Mr. Wyss as a tax increaser... I dislike Mr. Wyss because he is another BIG government Republican. The issue he is most famous for is his constant push to force law abiding citizens to wear seat belts.

Mr. Wyss is also featured in a recent WANE TV article:
It seems Mr. Wyss wants to gain even more control over our lives. He feels that we should raise the driving age to 17 years old.

There are several reasons I have to vote against Mr. Wyss:
1. He has been in office since 1985.
2. He thinks he needs to pass seat belt laws rather then address the problems this State has.
3. He has been ranked as one of the most taxpayer unfriendly legislators in the State by
Watchdog Indiana.
4. He has voted for at least TWELVE different tax increases in the last FOUR years.

I will be voting AGAINST Republican Thomas Wyss. This will force me to vote for Michael Bynum. After reading Mr. Bynum's bio he looks like a typical large government Democrat. His stance on health care is especially disturbing; however, we need new blood...

Mike Sylvester


Robert Enders said...

Freshmen members of state legislatures and Congress have less influence than those who have already served at least one term. So if you dislike both candidates equally, voting against an incumbent is probably the best thing to do. A freshman big government state senator can do way less damage than a veteran big government state senator.

John Good said...

I know Mike Bynum from my tenure as an association president. He served as the SEAP president. He is a good man who listens to people and works for consensus.

He would make an excellent state legislator.

LP Mike Sylvester said...


I am willing to give him a chance...

I CANNOT vote for Tom Wyss...

Mike Sylvester

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