Well, I've known Steve for several years and he's always been open and honest about the causes he stands for and the battles he's fighting. The Herald Banner came out with misleading stories right before election season and it's clear from the "news" that's come out ever since that they were protecting the establishment. Doing the right thing has consequences. Threatening the pockets of the good old boys' system and trying to be a real fiscal conservative in a county of supposedly "conservative politicians" rubs people the wrong way as well.
I've seen his opponent many times over the past 6 years in different
settings and official capacities and he came across as having little
integrity or character. You can learn a lot watching how people react
or conduct themselves in various situations.
Has Steve made mistakes? I'm sure he has, we all do. Is
Steve perfect? No one is, but I trust him and I trust that he's tried
to do the right thing. Unfortunately, doing the right thing gets you
enemies in this and probably every other county around...
Oh, and even if I knew nothing about either candidate or the
issues...you can tell a lot by who the establishment supports and who
they vilify. Follow the money and those who stand to lose or gain the
most. It's pretty easy to figure out who the best choice is.