Mr. Brown simply sees the truth as it benefits him. When Commissioner Tate, supported by Commissioner Ward, said that he had not had the opportunity to review the board of health member applicant, Brown simply tried to bully him quiet, insisting that the applicant’s information had been in the commissioners pre-meeting packages and implying that Tate and Ward were simply lax in their responsibility. Tate was quoted as saying “You are not going to blame me,” and then he asked the deputy clerk to the board of commissioners if the application had been in the commissioners pre-meeting packages. After two requests from Tate, the Deputy Clerk said that the application was not in the package. Brown simply did not want the applicant, a former health educator with the health department, on the Board of Health because she did not agree with Brown’s management of the health department. The shame for the people of Pender County is that they have apparently elected a liar to the highest elected office in Pender County.
For the sake of the people who depend on health department services Brown needs to be removed from his Board of Health position, and frankly, if he will lie in public the way he did, he needs to be removed from the Board of County Commissioners.
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