My Brief Impression of Dr. George Balach

I discovered before I was elected in 1995 that it was pointless to argue with George. Once George knows something there's no point confusing him with the facts. Fortunately, George is usually right. Unfortunately, his combative nature almost always insures that he will so alienate people who disagree with him that he will drive them farther away.

George is the longest serving member of the board. He does not shrink from conflict and consequently has born the scars from combat. There is little doubt that he has lost considerable business in his dental practice over the years because of the public stances he has taken.

George has always regarded me as a character. The feeling is mutual. Since George has been a target of our teacher's ire it has been uncomfortable for me to vote with him so often. Guilt by association is no fun.