Dennis Lipp’s letter “Can We Trust Ryan Liang” published Feb. 13 is a continuation of a long list of lies, innuendo and misinformation that Dennis Lipp and other supporters of my opponent have been spreading about me and my family by word of mouth, on town blogs, and media sources such as the Town-Crier.
With regard to the conflict of interest issues, Dennis Lipp is well aware that when he wrote the letter, his allegations were groundless. A known associate of Dennis filed an unsworn complaint in 2012, and Dennis filed a sworn complaint Nov. 14, 2014. Both cases were dismissed as legally insufficient by the Ethics Commission.
His allegation regarding my family’s ownership of Dancing Crane Farms is also false. Neither myself nor anyone in my family currently have any ownership interest in this property. In fact, neither I, nor any member of my family, own any land in Loxahatchee Groves other than the 10 acres we live on.
This election season, I have been subjected to a number of false allegations, rumors and just plain lies. I have addressed all of these allegations in detail on my web site (www.voteliang.com). People who visit this site will find the truth about my business interest and those of my family.
This is an especially heated election season in our town. I know the people are not stupid, and can see through the false, negative things that have been brought up. I have always been forthcoming about my personal interests and have proven that I behave professionally and ethically. I believe these are some of the qualities voters look for in a councilman.
My opponents attempt to distract you from the real issues with lies, false accusations and mistruths. I would like to focus on the current and future needs of the town, and I’m sure you would, too. I’m always available to answer any questions and happy to help the residents of the Town of Loxahatchee Groves.
To answer Dennis’ question: yes, you can trust Ryan Liang!
Ryan Liang, Councilman, Loxahatchee Groves