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Carter Kessler Defeats Chris Perlera in the Republican Primary for the 118th District

Kessler's anti-government sentiment must have touched a chord.

Carter Kessler has defeated Christopher Perlera to become the Republican candidate in the race for the 118th House District. He faces Democrat Spencer Frye in November.

Both Kessler and Perlera are young men, with very different personalities. During various political forums, , criticizing  government involvement in many areas of life, including education, healthcare and economic development. Kessler said he believes individual responsibility should be a driving force, not government.

Bostonsam August 01, 2012 at 12:51 PM
Government involvement in anything? Come on! No courts, no police, no public roads, and no public schools. Are you sure you know what you are talking about?
Rebecca McCarthy (Editor) August 01, 2012 at 01:08 PM
I dashed off that story at the end of a long long day and should have explained further the things I heard Mr. Kessler say at various venues. I know he has railed against drug court, says Athens has an out of control police force, says that there should be no state standards for education, which should be mostly left up to the local school systems, or even better, the individual. He also opposes, like many others, health care exchanges, from both the state and the feds. Thanks for the nudge.
Bostonsam August 01, 2012 at 01:41 PM
Thanks for clarifying and am pleased that you do know what you are talking about. I have read your other stuff and you try to be accurate, unlike other venues (which are dying) in Athens.
Rebecca McCarthy (Editor) August 01, 2012 at 02:21 PM
Thanks, and thanks for the comment. I admire Mr. Kessler for his consistency and his articulation.


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