I Know Kenny Smith

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I’m writing in response to comments by City Councilman Larry Grohn about Kenny Smith. I don’t know Mr. Grohn, but I know Kenny Smith.  Kenny told me he met Grohn once but doesn’t know him.  

If Grohn really knew Kenny Smith, he’d know Kenny pushed for expanded vocational education while on the School Board and is intent on pushing for it on the County Commission. He’d know Kenny is a solid family man, not directed by any one entity or group.

Grohn could talk to any of the 320 electrical apprentices Kenny’s currently responsible for, or the 850 men and women who’ve completed the apprenticeship program. They’d tell him Kenny is a mentor and a friend.


If you’re voting against the “union man”, you’re missing an opportunity to vote for a man with a heart for young families and their futures. Talk to union folks about Kenny Smith. They’re easy to find - they live in your neighborhood and sit next to you in church. They’re the ones with private health insurance, building private pensions so they can retire with dignity.

By the way, Grohn accepted endorsements from both the Fire and the Police unions. Pot, meet Kettle.

Gary Watkins

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