TESTIMONALS FROM JACKSON COUNTY RESIDENTS ABOUT PRESTON SMITH
“I was born in Sibley, Missouri in 1942. My mother gave birth to me in this house and I have enjoyed living here all these years. We have paid taxes on this house may times over.
At 80 years of age I still operate my own tax-exempt business out of my home. When you are self-employed as I have been all these years, you don’t plan on retiring.
So you can imagine when the county wanted to take my tax exemption away and raise my taxes $10,000, I could’t help but get involved.
Today, I was out in this heat handing out flyers for Preston Smith for County Executive because he understands. When I needed help, he helped me know what to do and eventually I did get a refund on the extra $10,000 the County wanted on top of my regular property tax amount.
It was hot today for this 80 year old gal to be out walking door-to-door, but people need to know this is real. The county is randomly raising our taxes exorbitant amounts.
I am talking about amounts that would break me and keep me from staying in the home my parents bought over 80 years ago.
This county needs fixed. I have personally experienced that Preston Smith cares about the people living here in Jackson County. He is dedicated to fixing this property tax assessment issue. I know because he helped me.
Thank you Preston Smith!” Evelyn Gates
“I first met Preston Smith on his social media Telegram channel in 2021 when the mask insanity was raging. I was in shock that in a free country the government could swoop in and tell me what to put on my face. Preston and the people on his channel often encouraged me and I found I was not alone in my upset.
One day I went into Price Chopper and was severely harassed about not having on a mask. I did a telegram post too vent. Preston saw my post and took action. He investigated the AG’s legal statement against the mandates and the county health order, made a trip to this Price Chopper, spoke with the manager and educated him on how to stand up to the County tyrants and fight the illegal mandates. Apparently, the manager took it seriously because the next time I went in there, they left me alone.
I then found out that Preston did not stop at this one store. He went to several others also and spoke with managers at each one. He used his voice on social media to help others fight for our freedom. I remember thinking, this is what real leadership looks like.”
When the horrific injustice with Rae’s Cafe happened, I was not surprised at all that Preston was in the middle of that fight too. He was a champion for freedom during those dark days.
When I found out he was running for office I was pretty excited. I knew I had to support this man who I had watched fight so hard against the insanity controlling our lives.
The truth is Preston Smith did more as a private citizen to help people in this county than Theresa Cass Galvin ever thought of doing with a vote from inside the County Legislature. While Preston Smith was busy making a difference, Galvin was busy “getting along” with Frank White and voting against conservative values.
As all the Jackson County swamp creatures crawl out of their holes and try to convince you that, in spite of their pathetic voting record and lack of meaningful accomplishments, they deserve more time and more power, don’t believe them. We do not need more of the same. We do not need politicians who will compromise conservative values for the sake of “getting along.” We need someone with a spine that will fight for taxpayers and protect our freedoms from the radical left and the current establishment swamp. We need Preston Smith for County Executive.” Michelle Benson
“I met Preston Smith through a good friend. It was in the middle of the mask mandates and things were changing rapidly and businesses were not moving along with the changes. My friend had trouble at a grocery store and when she told him, he went up there to update them an inform them of her rights to enter their store without a mask.
I was overly grateful to see someone care more about the people than the rules during mask mandates. I have breathing issues and adding a mask in the mix doesn’t work for my health. I really appreciated Preston’s leadership in the community and stepping up and advocating for the people.
I didn’t see one article the entire two years on the people who suffer from breathing issues and how the mask mandates affected them or exemptions for them. One man did what was right during the mast mandates and in helping my friend, he helped many.
Preston has a heart to serve the people of this county and his actions throughout the mandates proved it.” Wendy
“Jackson County has a chance to have a TRUE WATCHDOG become our County Executive. I support Preston Smith with all my heart. I am making calls for him, placing signs for him, and handing out flyers. All because he has a True Blue History of standing up for all of us in Jackson County. I have never seen anyone work harder to make a difference in not just winning an election but in educating the public in what is truly happening in Jackson County. I truly believe he has all of our best interest at heart in stopping government mandates and reducing our taxes by stopping government waste. If you check out his website at BeatFrankWhite.com you will understand why we need Preston Smith to win this election.” Elisa Breitenbach
“I met Preston at a “We the People” meeting. He caught my eye because he had on a Rush Limbaugh T-shirt. I am a 20-year listener of Rush and loved him so much, and so I knew if Preston is wearing this shirt, he’s got to be a true conservative. We struck up a conversation after I told him I loved his shirt, and he convinced me to run for Blue Springs School Board.
He did everything he could to help me be successful and win. However, I changed my mind after the race became too crowded, because I didn’t want to split the vote.
He also stood up for Amanda, the owner of Rae’s Cafe, as the Jackson County Health Department tried to shut her down over the mask mandate. Preston Smith cared so much what they were doing to this brave woman, and he teared up in a couple of speeches that he gave on her behalf.
I will never waiver in my support for Preston, because he’s a true conservative, a fighter for conservative values and someone who deeply cares for We the People.” Julie Ensor
“In running for Mayor of Independence, I NEVER had any of the same PACS or donors as the Democrat incumbent contribute to my campaign. As a matter of fact, I wouldn’t have even taken their donations if they would have tried! This is concerning to me.
Preston Smith helped me with my campaign by providing voting data trends free, just because he was so passionate about getting leaders who are passionate about helping We the People.
I know that Preston truly loves our country and that he is an America first patriot. We need to get past the superficial and dig deep and research candidates to get the right ones to represent our city, county, state, and country!
We have got to elect fighters who will not cower when up against the woke agenda or the Establishment! I am supporting Preston Smith because I believe he is well qualified to tackle the many issues we face in Jackson County like high property taxes and unreasonable assessments, crime, illegals coming into our county using resources that our citizens need! Also, tackling the drug and homelessness problems, and making sure the ONLY FLAGS flying on county property are the American Flags!
We have been plagued long enough with leaders who have wishbone and no backbone. We need change.” Colleen Huff