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July 24, 2012

Election Letters to the Editor: 07/24/2012

Has a vision for future

I have known Linda Wikle for some years and know she is supportive of business growth in Acme Township.

At a recent visioning session in Acme, it became clear that Linda's vision for Acme is like that of most of the people who attended and created a vision of Acme's future.

This includes beaches, small businesses, artistic and historic venues, and recreational facilities serving citizens and tourists using the beaches, as well as traffic quieting in the area to facilitate bike and pedestrian travel.

As a small-business person in Acme, I support Linda Wikle, Acme Township Treasurer, for re-election.

Carol Finch


Consummate pro

Peggy Haines is a consummate professional.

She and her staff have brought the Register of Deeds office and the County libers into the new millennium.

Under Peggy's dedicated leadership, she and her staff have made giant strides in updating records, making records available to the public and assisting professionals who are dependent on prompt and accurate information.

Peggy's accomplishments are numerous, her work ethic is unquestionable and she is an asset to Grand Traverse County. Peggy Haines deserves your vote Aug. 7.

Kit Brow-Wilson

Traverse City

Editor's note: This letter is being republished because of an earlier error.

Focused on citizens

While so many people are facing severe economic challenges, it's disturbing how much money is poured into politics, increasingly from anonymous sources and without transparency. How refreshing that Betsy Coffia has publicly pledged not to accept PAC money or out-of-state donations to her campaign. Her totally grassroots campaign is focused on citizens' concerns. Betsy believes that government exists to serve the people, and her loyalty is not for sale. Check out her web site at On Aug. 7, choose Betsy for State Representative for Grand Traverse County and let our voices be heard in Lansing.

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