DEAR EDITOR:

After almost two years of various and sundry problems with the internet, I finally got back on line with my home computer and am now able comment on some of the items I see in the Around Town column. One of the items that caught my eye in the April 24 column was Barbara Hickey’s endorsement of Taryn Bowman for the 40th District House following the retirement of Smyrna citizen Rep. Rich Golick. I’ve known Barbara Hickey ever since she abandoned her Democratic upbringing and joined the Cobb Republican party many years ago.

A day or so after that, I was on my computer in the house and heard someone and it turned out to be Taryn Bowman, whom I had never met. Having served as District Chairman for several of Cobb’s districts in the past and a member of the many of the State Republican Committees since the 1960s, I invited her into the house for a long chat. In the next 30 minutes or so, I learned about her interest in politics, her family and her beliefs. At that point, I heard someone else coming up the steps and it turned out to be Scott Johnson, another Republican of mine who has visited in my home on occasions and is currently helping Taryn with her campaign. To make a long story short, Scott put up Elect Taryn signs a few feet from an Elect Hunter Hill for Georgia Governor.

Thanks to Barbara, Taryn and Scott, an 88-year-old lifetime Republican had a pleasant day and hopefully, everyone lives happily ever after.

Harold Smith

Smyrna

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