Traverse City Record-Eagle

September 12, 2012

Letters to the Editor: 09/12/2012


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Right person for job

The residents of Grand Traverse County are fortunate to have a candidate for Probate/Family Court Judge who has already proven that she has the intelligence, experience and temperament to be an excellent judge. Kirsten Keilitz has served as Court Referee since September 2009. She has presided over the same type of cases she will preside over as our next Probate/Family Court Judge. She does an excellent job. She has shown that she can make tough decisions and is the right person for the job.

I encourage you to vote for a proven candidate and elect Kirsten Keilitz on Nov. 6.

Barbara Budros

Traverse City

Money over tradition?

Apparently it is more important for our teachers not to break up their 10-week vacation than it is for our local farmers to have local cherries available for the Cherry Festival. If anything, move the Cherry Festival back a week and guarantee a local crop. Maybe Michael Moore should move his festival to Flint, and he can schedule it for any week he desires; I'm sure his volunteers would not mind.

Looks like our city fathers like the money the movie festival brings in more than the tradition and money the Cherry Festival brings.

Gary Kubitskey

Traverse City

Doors always open

I am the Chair of the Grand Traverse GOP. I have been surprised by how many people are unaware that Grand Traverse County is now part of Michigan's first Congressional District. No longer can we vote for Rep. Camp. This year our candidate is Dr. Dan Benishek, someone who I believe is the right person to represent Grand Traverse in Washington. Dr. Benishek is a life-long Northern Michigander who got into politics two years ago to stop Washington's reckless spending. If you would like to know more about Dr. Benishek stop by our headquarters, our doors are always open.

Anna Mouser