Traverse City Record-Eagle

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August 3, 2012

Letters to the Editor: At issue: elections

Looking for solutions

Our congressman, Dr. Dan Benishek, understands the importance of small businesses to our economy.

He is visiting 100 businesses in 100 days ... going directly to the source, learning about the needs of northern Michigan businesses and how the federal government impacts them.

Sixty-five percent of jobs created over the last 17 years were produced by small businesses.

Dr. Benishek logically turns to those who produce jobs to determine the best way to strengthen them.

I support Dr. Benishek because he is looking for solutions to make the Michigan economy stronger resulting in more jobs for Michiganians.

Gail Torreano

Harbor Springs

Integrity, experience

As longtime residents of Leelanau County, our family has, on occasion, dealt with Mike Borkovich in his official law enforcement position.

It became quickly and clearly obvious, Mr. Borkovich has a large number of inherent personal qualities that will well serve residents of our county and his coworkers: integrity, experience and highly respectful.

David and Darlene Yeomans

Cedar

Eliminated waste, fraud

As an owner of a company that works closely with other small businesses, I applaud Rep. Wayne Schmidt's efforts to reduce and reform burdensome regulations that impede job creation.

Rep. Schmidt has been endorsed by the Small Business Association of Michigan, the National Federation of Independent Businesses and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce.

As Chairman of the House Commerce Committee, Schmidt eliminated waste and fraud by leading reform of worker's compensation and unemployment insurance.

Please join me in re-electing Wayne Schmidt on Aug. 7.

Kate Greene

Traverse City

A crucial vote

I am supporting the election of Joseph Sloan, who is running in a contested race on the Democratic primary ballot.

This is such a crucial vote for Northern Michigan.

The winner will face the Republican nominee for the State 104th House District of Michigan, presently held by Wayne Schmidt.

Joseph is a mature, retired disability counselor for Michigan and has been an activist for many, many years.

Remember, you can't vote both parties in a primary election or your ballot will be invalidated.

I urge you to vote Aug 7.

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