When fellow Commissioner Colleen Roberts led an anti-mask rally in front of the county offices, Rick Dyer said nothing. When fellow Republican Alan DeBoer castigated the local Republican Party for immortalizing election-denying rhetoric in its platform, Rick Dyer said nothing.
Saying nothing is either tacit agreement, or the lack of courage to openly disagree.
Rick Dyer may very well be the “nice guy” that has been depicted in Letters to the Editor by his friends, but he has not demonstrated the capacity to fight back against the extreme elements in his own party to be an effective leader.
Republicans are about one third of registered voters in Jackson County. We need a leader who can represent not only Republicans, but the Independents and Democrats who constitute the other two-thirds of registered voters. Rick Dyer has not demonstrated that he can do that.
Denise Krause can.