Letter: Glynns: Dishonest mailer ignores the facts 


To the citizens of Carmel,

On May 2, 2019, a dishonest and misleading mailer began hitting your mailboxes from Mayor Jim Brainard which includes many false accusations including financial misconduct. As is typical with career politicians, this is nothing more than a desperate attempt to cling to power. We are disgusted that a 24-year career politician – our incumbent mayor – would lower our community to this level.

The truth is this: we have never been behind on our taxes.

In 2007, Fred closed down his insurance business. Unfortunately, the payroll company we contracted through did not inform the Indiana Department of Revenue that the business was no longer operating and therefore had not accrued any payroll taxes. In early 2010, we received 41 tax bill letters (one for each month we closed the business, all received the same day) stating that we were late paying employees’ state withholding taxes in our then closed-down business. We immediately went to the Department of Revenue, showed them what happened, proved the business had been closed, and we were issued a letter stating that there were no obligations owed. We did not owe – nor did we pay – any back taxes.

The mayor, his cronies and his political allies tried to float this bogus story to several media outlets in the last several weeks. Upon doing their research, all credible media outlets refused to run the story. When this tact failed, the mayor instead had a supporter of his re-election write a letter to the Hamilton County Reporter (which employs one of his campaign’s strongest allies) peddling these lies. He then sent the campaign mailer from “Friends of Jim Brainard,” continuing to misrepresent to the citizens of Carmel Fred’s record, our character and Fred’s past.

Beth has been a successful CPA for over 30 years. Many of you know that lies such as this pose a threat to her career and have caused significant harm to our family. While we are disappointed, we will finish this campaign the way we started it: talking about ideas and plans for a bright future that awaits our great city.

Fred and Beth Glynn


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