I recently pointed to evidence that my opponent, Heather Heiderich, opposes municipal fluoridation. Her husband posted a comment on my campaign’s Facebook page saying “this is not Heather’s position,” and promising a full reply from the candidate herself. So let’s compare the things Heather said on Oct. 12 with things she said on Facebook before and after the City Council’s 5-2 vote on this issue last year.
Oct. 12, 2015: “Hunter has taken things out of context” (arguing that the original Facebook post I cited was simply congratulating a friend who worked on an anti-fluoride campaign).
However, the context was clear in this August 2014 post on The Crazy World of Fircrest Politics Page (may the page Rest In Peace):
On Oct. 12, she wrote: “Despite the scientific evidence of its safety, which I accept and do not refute…”
But last August, she said “There is not nearly enough long-term, scientific research showing that it is beneficial. And there’s for sure not enough of that research to tell me what all the other long-term effects such a chemical … will have on other parts of my body or my mind.”
And on July 3, 2014, she called it “industrial waste.”
When you serve on a representative body like the City Council, you must stick to your principles as you try to do the most good for the most people.