Regarding the upcoming election, what I have to say is: Believe nothing of what you hear and half of what you see.
Just notice who has the most money to spend on television ads and the numerous mailings. Also, we've had eight years of "staying the course" and look where it's gotten us.
And they expect a Democrat to pull us out of it in two years? Especially with Republican-controlled public offices? Come on, wake up.
A unique opportunity
I write to support Marian Kromkowski for Leelanau County Probate Judge. I have lived and worked in Leelanau County for more than 30 years.
Marian is a fine person of the highest character, and would make a great judge. She will bring her experience as a Family Court Referee together with her training in mediation and peaceful solution of difficult disputes.
This approach is far superior to the traditional adversary approach, especially in domestic situations. The voters of Leelanau County should not pass up this unique opportunity to have a judge with Marian's integrity, experience and energy.
Roads need help
Realizing our roads are crumbling, voters across Michigan supported 85 percent of August millage requests to fix roads (The Center for Michigan). Township road millages in East Bay and Acme were declined last November with many claiming they would prefer to support a county road millage.
Granted, giving money to support our infrastructure doesn't leave us with the same happy feeling as giving to a well-deserved program, but there's no doubt our roads need help. If passed, 75 percent of the funds will be used for local roads where it is needed most. Say "yes" this time for our roads.
Perspective and integrity
I am one of the 77 attorneys who endorse Mike Stepka for District Court Judge. I frequently refer cases to Mike. He displays perspective and integrity that is vital to the effective practice of law. Clients that I have sent him wanted an attorney who could achieve an appropriate result without thinking that they were single-handedly sending his kids to college.
This is the same skill set for being a good judge. These characteristics trump political skills that don't amount to much when you are sitting on the bench with a full docket, giving everyone their day in court.