Traverse City Record-Eagle

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August 3, 2012

Letters to the Editor: At issue: elections

Honest, reliable

In the upcoming Democratic primary election, I encourage voters in Grand Traverse County to look at Joseph Sloan for the State House of Representatives 104th District. I originally met Joseph working on Democratic campaigns when the 104th district included Kalkaska County. Additionally, over the last several years I have volunteered with him at the Traverse City Film Festival and the Traverse City Comedy Arts Festival and found him to be a reliable, honest and hard-working individual who would be an asset to Northern Michigan in Lansing.

Bryce Kennedy

Kalkaska

Supports school funding

As a retired Traverse City Area Public Schools teacher and past president of the Traverse City Education Association, I urge you to support Joseph Sloan in the Aug. 7 Primary as the Democratic candidate for the 104th House seat. As the son of a teacher and a product of public schools himself, Joseph is a true supporter of public education and the rights of the middle class. He supports equal funding for our schools, eliminating the pension tax on retirees and guaranteeing our right to collective bargaining.

Join me by casting your vote for Joseph Sloan on Aug. 7.

John Scrudato

Traverse City

Has improved service

We have known David Weatherholt for many years, and he is the best candidate in the current race for Peninsula Township Treasurer. In the 12 years that he has been township treasurer, Mr. Weatherholt has improved the service provided by the treasurer's office, while cutting the number of office staff by half. He has turned down every opportunity to increase his salary as treasurer and has managed our finances in exemplary fashion. All of his ideas for improving township finances are already being implemented under his leadership. Let's continue to move forward with David Weatherholt.

Don and Mildred Shea

Traverse City

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