Sedona AZ (March 29, 2012) – The Sedona Eye published a Letter to the Editor submitted by Rose Lowdon of Sedona, Arizona, on March 28, 2012. Lowdon, a Village of Oak Creek resident wrote that Sedona Fire District newly announced candidate, Justin Joel Paffrath, has undisclosed multiple convictions for criminal arrests.
Supporting internet sourced documentation arrived with the letter from Lowdon, including an extensive list of Paffrath addresses and phone numbers, his neighbors and family’s personal information, and a list of the arrest charges and the court disposition of the cases.
The Sedona Eye removed the charges and disposition from the Letter to the Editor at press time while providing readers with the ability to access the information giving its source, state, and court case log numbers. Paffrath was asked to affirm or deny the Lowdon information.
Justin Joel Paffrath, now of the Village of Oak Creek, Sedona, Arizona affirmed the arrest and conviction information as correct in an email to the Sedona Eye, March 29, 2012 at 1:00 PM.
The Sedona Eye provides the Paffrath email in its entirety without edits and or comment: (begin email)
Thank you Rose Lowdon for beating me to the punch as my intention was/is to clear the air in my submission to the Red Rock News for Publication of my candidacy in the Re-Call election.
Ten years ago i was implicated in a crime due to a so called friend and a tenant. This misdemeanor was because of a green plant called cannabis. This plant is now legal for medical use in many states. I was discharged from “probation” early and well before that night i had a couple beers, went to bed, only to be woken up by a friend in need of a ride late at night. I was picked up for driving a few miles over the speed limit and it resulted in a failed breathalyzer and i pleaded guilty to a DUI. This was years ago. I am sorry for my dis-services to society BUT I DO NOT REGRET THE LIFE LESSONS these experiences have gained me.
The majority of Congress people we have working in our upper echelons of government have far more questionable backgrounds than myself.
I am an honest, caring and loving christian with concern over this re-call election. This election was set into motion by challengers claiming $120,000+ in attorney’s fees, a $200,000 “audit” showing millions in potential savings and a $40,000 new chief selection process; they are calling wasteful spending with an intent to build an un-needed station? This 8th station in a community less than 20,000 people would raise taxes for generations to come and create about $ Two Million in additional overhead each year.
I am also concerned with a previous SFD Chief who voluntarily resigned. Is now Chief for a neighboring district and wants to moonlight on the Sedona Fire District Board? This is alarming! Discussions to consolidate our Sedona Fire District with Neighboring Emergency Service providers have taken place and even been on the agenda for Board Meeting Minutes in a neighboring District! Sedona has a much higher average property value this would spell disaster for the Sedona Tax payer and we would defiantly get the short end of the stick if we allow this to happen. It would only take a vote of three people to consolidate our district.
These and many other issues are why i have decided to run for the Board.
At this stage in the game I KNOW that Phyllis Erick and Charles Christensen are the lesser of Two Evils compared to the conflict of interest with the Challengers.Vote Wisely Sedona! Justin Paffrath firstname.lastname@example.org