Charlie Elliott, Naples
The Naples Daily News published a story stating that John Barlow announced he was running for Clerk of Courts just two days after he complained to the Board of County Commissioners about an audit report that was critical of the way he managed the finances of his publicly funded housing program.
Given the timing of those events it would be reasonable to conclude that Barlow's motivation for running for Clerk of Courts, where I might add that Dwight Brock has been doing a great job, was because he received an unfavorable audit.
If that was the case, it raises an even bigger concern for the voters of Collier County. Why is Barlow putting his personal vendetta ahead of what is in the best interest of our community?
It is well-documented that Barlow does not have the legal training or financial skills compared to Brock. In addition, it is well known that Barlow is spending large amounts of his own money to finance his own campaign. It has every appearance that he is trying to buy the election just to settle a grudge.
Mr. Barlow, you can take your ball and go home. Do not put your personal grudge ahead of the best interests of the good citizens of Collier County.
Like the old saying goes, "If it ain't broke, don't try to fix it."
Brock is doing a great job. Let's keep it that way.