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Oct 28, 2014

When No One is Watching

If you’re working for a city-wide campaign and your boss at work is a sitting city council member, would you go out of your way to ensure there was “not a smidgeon” of a chance those things could somehow overlap? “The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is...

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characterIf you’re working for a city-wide campaign and your boss at work is a sitting city council member, would you go out of your way to ensure there was “not a smidgeon” of a chance those things could somehow overlap?

“The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.”

This John Wooden quote came to mind a couple days ago after someone commented they didn’t “know much about” the local Democrat candidate for Faulkner County Clerk, Aaron Knight.

Knight’s boss — Conway City Council member Shelly Mehl, at that time head of UCA’s Institutional Advancement office — said she hadn’t asked Knight to work on the campaign during working hours and didn’t know he had done so.

Mehl remains a solid “YES” vote on the liberal Democrat policies promoted by Conway’s “non-partisan,” all liberal City Council.  Her denial helped ensure that Knight would not suffer official repercussions from his lack of character; the incident resulted only in a UCA “review” of its policies with other personnel.

Back in early 2012, when no one was watching, Knight admitted using University of Central Arkansas resources for a political campaign – while he worked in UCA’s Office of Institutional Advancement.

While Knight was promoting the City of Conway’s 1/4 cent sales tax rededication campaign, he admitted using UCA computer equipment to print and view campaign materials during working hours.

Knight apparently had so little regard for the taxpayers’ money that he thought nothing of using UCA resources to help achieve a partisan political goal.  When no one was watching, Knight displayed a clear indication of his character and ethics.

Think of all the opportunities to achieve political goals that would be afforded a county clerk “when no one is watching.”

Is this who you really want for your next Faulkner County Clerk?

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One response to “When No One is Watching”

  1. Jeffrey D Fields says:

    Love this piece. Kudos.

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