This should be old news by now. I was a preacher long before becoming mayor. As a matter of fact, my being known as a preacher was a big concern for some people, when they learned that I was going to run for mayor the first time. As that trend continues, it is a sad commentary on our nation as a whole. That is another story. \r\n\r\nYes, I am a preacher, but \u201cyou still have to pay your water bill.\u201d \r\n\r\nThrough the years, as a pastor, I have helped pay more than one landlord for a tenant\u2019s past due rent. As a pastor, I have helped keep the lights on for some, to help with a fuel bill for others, and to keep water turned on, as well. \r\n\r\nAs Mayor of the Town of Marlinton, I am not using Town funds to pay a customer\u2019s water bill.\r\n\r\nYes, I am a preacher, but \u201cyou still have to pay your ticket.\u201d\u00a0 \r\n\r\nYes, I am a preacher, but if your vehicle gets towed, it will be up to you to pay the tow bill. \r\n\r\nAs Mayor, I am not using Town funds to pay for your failure to renew insurance coverage. \r\n\r\nAs Mayor, I am not using Town funds to pay for your failure to renew your driver\u2019s license \u2013 and as \u201cthe preacher,\u201d I will not pay for traffic violations, either.\r\n\r\nWith every decision, my intention is to be Fair, Truthful and Consistent \u2013 and sadly, that does not please everybody.