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October 14, 2012

Letters to the Editor: At issue: Election 2012: 10/14/2012

Real judicial experience

Kirsten Keilitz is the most qualified person for probate judge.

She has extensive experience as a full-time court domestic relations referee and Grand Traverse County Juvenile and Family Division referee.

As referee, Kirsten Keilitz has heard and decided hundreds of the same types of cases that come before the Probate Court.

She is the only candidate with real live judicial experience. A vote for Keilitz is a vote for experience.

Lee Hornberger

Traverse City

A safe place to learn

I am writing to encourage voters to learn the facts about the Traverse City Area Public Schools bond proposal. Sixty-two percent of the bond funds are to rebuild four elementary schools and to fix essential needs like heating, plumbing and electrical upgrades.

Our kids deserve a safe place to learn. Please visit www.tcaps.net/bond to learn more about this proposal and its benefit all for our students. Vote "yes" for our students!

Michele Howard

Traverse City

Operate within times

The November ballot includes a request for $100 million for 10 years of capital improvements. Traverse City Area Public Schools recently mailed a $20,000 brochure urging approval.

However, it failed to indicate that this bonding request includes $26 million for a new performing arts center.

We want to support reasonable student needs. But many of us are on fixed incomes or unemployed.

Presently, our tax bills include 30.14 mills for school-related assessments. Let TCAPS operate within today's economic times. Start by cutting administrative expenses.

Vote "no" on the TCAPS bonding proposal.

Gerard Jackowski

Grawn

An ideal candidate

Kirsten Keilitz gets my vote for probate judge.

My work as a lawyer puts me in her referee's courtroom frequently.

Family law disputes are always difficult, but she handles matters with a calm demeanor and an attitude of fairness to both sides.

Her experience as a lawyer and as a family court referee and her personal qualities make her an ideal candidate for probate judge.

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