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The Midlothian City Council has a lone dissenting voice in the form of Ken Chambers.

Elected last year after knocking off the author of the city’s smoking ban ordinance, Chambers has single-handedly caused a firestorm over his questioning of city officials and fellow council members, as well as stirred the pot on issues ranging from the Mid-Way Regional Airport legal matters and countless other decisions – many of which have been blogged about on his Web site, KenChambers.net.

The only problem we have with Ken Chambers is he doesn’t spread the wealth: rather than have a Lone Ranger in Midlothian, Chambers should help facilitate an army of grassroots would-be councilmen and school board trustees across the county.

Only by building an organization willing to stand up for property rights and lower taxes will Chambers fully reap the benefits of his efforts in Midlothian.

This sort of notoriety, though, hasn’t come without consequences.

Chambers is the target of an ethics subcommittee launched by Mayor Boyce Whatley; so far, only a list of questions has resulted in an otherwise empty set of charges.

We encourage Chambers to keep the fight going, because if the fans of U.S. Congressman Ron Paul are any indication, one man can and will be a force in a large body of special interest-laden pork-barrel-spending crooks.

Ken Chambers was elected to a three-year term; his slate of candidates in this year’s Midlothian council elections didn’t fare well, but trust us, Ken, people outside and inside Midlothian are watching.

Your efforts are not going un-noticed.

We are honored to not only have you as a public official, but a friend.

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