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At the bottom, I’ve reprinted an e-mail I received Feb. 2 from George McFadden’s wife, Agnieszka McFadden.
First, the original post:
The homeowners in the Woodmoor Improvement Association east of Monument have spoken.
Or at least about 1,000 of the 3,000 who live there have spoken. And the king is dead. Long live the king.
The dead king, in the words of Woodmoor’s residents, is George McFadden, who was president of the WIA. The new king is Chuck Maher.
Here’s a look at the Woodmoor Fact Check site, scrubbed of most of its campaign literature, post-election:
McFadden was kicked off the throne in a coup orchestrated by residents who spent several thousands of dollars and countless hours campaigning against him and his slate of candidates in the homeowners association’s recent annual election.
McFadden wasn’t up for re-election. But he needed his three candidates to win to retain power.
Instead, the “Save Woodmoor” crowd prevailed in a landslide. He’re’s a look at the vote totals:
Save Woodmoor slate:
Nick Oakley – 657
Paul Lambert – 656
Jim Hale – 648
Bill Brendemuhl – 466
Gary Marner – 437
George Labesky – 364
There’s a good lesson in what transpired at Woodmoor. If a group can unite and energize a community as large as Woodmoor, throw out the incumbents and take control, then it can happen in any homeowners association.
======= Here’s the UPDATE:
From: Agnieszka McFadden
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2010 6:36 PM
Subject: SIDE STREETS: HOA election produces ‘Woodmoor Miracle’
Why do you hate Mr McFadden so much? Why do you slander him and print lies about him in the Gazette? What has he ever done to you? Why do you publish things like: “The upheaval at the WIA is an example of what can happen when folks angry about their homeowners association board unite and decide to take control.” Do you realize that those “angry homeowners” are just a HANDFUL of people that simply don’t like community events, trails, low fees, low assessments, or anything that is for the common good of Woodmoor?
What’s laughable is that you equate this election to the big win in MA. If you want to compare apples to apples, the big win of Brown can be equated to last year’s win for Woodmoor BOD, This year the Oakeleys, Lamberts and Hales simply regained the “old Kennedys’ seat” back, that’s it. Gestapo is in the house AGAIN.
Do you realize that 64% of residents did not even vote in this election? Nick Oakley, Paul Lambert and Jim Hale received 21% of residents’ vote while the incumbents (the good guys) received 15%. It’s pretty sad that Oakley, Lambert and Hale won by ONLY 6% considering they spent thousands of dollars in mailing over 3000 fliers, inserted fliers into newspapers, went door to door telling people what they wanted to hear, held special events (at the Country Club) to endorse their candidates, and attacked Mr McFadden multiple times with PURE LIES in the news papers. They fought dirty through this whole election campaign and I have no doubt will fight dirty with more attacks and lies about Mr McFadden while serving on this board . I have no respect for such people and I’m ashamed that this new majority of WIA board of directors will make major decisions regarding the future of Woodmoor.
I wish you’d stop publishing lies and attacks on Mr McFadden. Next time if you need a comment, you can can contact me and I’ll set the record straight for you, before you publish more slanderous attacks on Mr McFadden. Deal? What happened to reporters finding the truth and not being bias? No wonder news papers are going out of business.