Traverse City Record-Eagle

Election 2010

October 24, 2010

Letters at Issue: Elections: 10/24/2010

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Ray and Thea Kellogg

Northport

The wrong approach

Traverse City Proposal 1 is the wrong approach to fixing problems with Traverse City Light & Power. The proposal is a knee-jerk solution to a complex issue that deserves considerable research and dialog. The issue of TCL&P governance should be kept separate from the rightful criticism and concern over the utility's recent public relations blunders.

TCL&P can and should be held accountable through the existing checks and balances within the city charter. Proposal 1 is the equivalent of using a bulldozer to remodel a perfectly sound home that simply needs a paint job. Please vote "no" on Proposal 1.

Bill Palladino

Traverse City

Sets the bar high

Kevin Elsenheimer, who I have known since he was a teenager, learned early on when he first ran for the state Legislature the value of honesty and integrity. His message was always positive, never bashing the other guy.

A member of his opponent's campaign recently made untrue statements regarding the SLAPP suit legislation that Kevin originally introduced in the 2006-08 session. While that attempt failed, Kevin worked to support a similar bill which passed in the House with his vote.

Kevin sets the bar for honesty and integrity; he will be an outstanding judge in the 86th District Court.

Hal Van Sumeren

Williamsburg

Represented taxpayers

Vengeance in an elected official is not an admirable trait. Ralph Soffredine was forced to resign his illegally held position with the Social Services Board when outed by current county commissioner Ross Richardson. Soffredine was upset that Richardson didn't come to him first. That's what cronies do, and Ralph is a crony. Now he wants to join the same group of cronies that brought us the failed septage plant, no-bid contracts and looking the other way while oil companies withhold assets from the tax rolls.

Commissioner Richardson has consistently represented taxpayers over special interests and cronyism. He has earned re-election.

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