Traverse City Record-Eagle

Election 2010

October 22, 2010

Letters at Issue: Elections: 10/22/2010

Fought against cronyism

We have an opportunity on Nov. 2 to re-elect my neighbor, Ross Richardson, to the county commission.

Ross has shown that his concerns are focused on the citizens of this community. His votes on issues show that he wants to do what's best for his neighbors. He has fought against the cronyism that exists in our local government.

With Ross Richardson, you know you're always going to get a full measure of independent thought, and he's working hard to do what's right for all of us.

Nancy Howard

Traverse City

Spread too thin?

To cite the Record-Eagle's Oct. 16 article, candidate Ralph Soffredine serves on a whopping 13, I repeat, 13 boards and commissions. Apparently he is trying to build a resumé. For what? He's 73 years old. It's obvious he is spreading himself too thin and won't do justice to any of them.

Jim Treece

Traverse City

A good feeling

I have a very good feeling about voting for Kevin Elsenheimer as our district judge. But I needed more than just a "good feeling." Specifically, I wanted someone who has genuine hands-on experience. Here are some of the critical facts that helped me make my decision:

• Kevin is the only person in this race who actually served as an assistant prosecutor.

• Kevin has done 35 district court trials, while his opponent has done five trials in the 86th District Court.

Kevin Elsenheimer really is the best choice.

Karen Williams

Traverse City

Understands relationship

Obamacare is a power grab and the beginning of the end of freedom. Insurance that covers everything and everyone is impossible. Rich or poor, we will all pay via inflation or a value-added tax. Do not doubt rationing and central authority to determine what each individual is entitled. Obamacare is unconstitutional, and a devil's plan having very little to do with health.

Dr. Daniel Benishek understands the doctor-patient relationship and the very core of personal freedom. Dan Benishek will work to repeal Obamacare, which is a big-goverenment fiscal impossibility. Save us please from this utopia. Vote Benishek.

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