But one glaring error on the mailer and another that to some seemed an attempt to mislead voters led to a call to the candidates and then to former Fayette County Commission
Chairman and Fayette County Local Issues Tea Party organizer Harold Bost
Edwards soon changed his mind, naming Bost
and Bob Ross and "I'm not sure who else."
Former Fayette County Commissioner Harold Bost was called next, also on the weekend prior to the election, since his was the only name mentioned by two of the candidates.
was asked the same questions.
As for the identities of the main individuals in the PAC, Bost said Vic Remeneski chaired the PAC and Jim Williams - formerly the city manager of Fairburn and the city planning director for Peachtree City - served as treasurer.
Asked about his
participation in the PAC
was involved in "spurring (the PAC) along and encouraging them."
was also asked about the two photos, who decided they should be used, why they were chosen, their rationale for being used, the placement of the photos on the page and whether it had been recognized that they might be misleading to the voters.
As for the questions about the billboard and street scene in the mailer Bost had "no comment.
Asked why, Bost
would answer those questions after the election.
"I'm not going to say anything now," Bost
Then asked why not, Bost
said, "Because I don't want to."
in a Nov. 13 email to The Citizen
was more forthcoming about the mailer.
also indicated that he
would provide a copy of the required state paperwork for all political action committees.
in a note that accompanied the copy said that the next filing, due on Dec. 31, will show his
contributions of $6,740.01 and expenditures of $6,690.01.
Remeneski has not responded to contacts, though a list of questions, identical to those sent last week to Bost
, were mailed to his residence.
has yet to identify the other members of the committee.
was one of the organizers and the most visible face behind the Fayette Citizens for Open Government (FayCOG), another political action committee formed in late 2008.
As reported by The Citizen
at the time, the FayCOG-PAC was a group of county residents and former office holders.
Those include co-chairs Bost and Jim Wingo, secretary David Cree and treasurer J.D. Holmes.
announced that the "tea party" label was appropriate for a local movement concerned with local issues.
It was at that meeting that, intended or not, FayCOG
was replaced with the local issues tea party.
But something else occurred at the meeting.
Mayor Ken Steele attended the meeting and, from the back of the room, engaged in a "conversation" with Bost on the issue of the West Fayetteville Bypass.
"As memory serves, I think you were on the county commission way back then," Steele said to Bost
responded saying to Steele, "Your memory doesn't serve you correctly."
The two men squared off politely but insistently on one other occasion a few minutes later, again disagreeing on the issue of when Bost served and when he was county commission chairman.
"Sir, you are being disingenuous," Bost
said to Steele, challenging him to prove his point.
A check of county records after the meeting showed that Bost was elected in 1996 and served as commissioner from 1997 through early 2001 when he resigned.
Bost was commission chairman in 1999 and 2000.