I will seek anyone's endorsement and appreciate any vote I get, and I told the legion group that, but I didn't want to accept any of their money as part of my campaign. I wanted to run my own campaign for all the people of Haywood County, not any special interest group or special person. Their issues are their issues. My issues are part of my campaign.

I'm not going to tie myself into a camp.

Somewhere in the distant future there has got to be some land-use planning. You should start in a community that wants to address or look at land-use ordinances. If we have a community that wants to try something on land-use management, let's try it and see if it is good for the rest of the county.