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October 6, 2012

Letters to the Editor: 10/06/2012

Judicial temperament

Kirsten Keilitz has all the qualities to be a fine probate judge. Besides a history of giving back to the community, Kirsten has the legal experience and judicial temperament to make tough but fair decisions in family court. Her work ethic is disciplined and tireless.

Kirsten has earned the respect of her peers in the legal community and is ready to be the next Grand Traverse County probate judge. Vote for Kirsten Keilitz in the upcoming election.

Jim Spencer

Traverse City

Experience counts

Kirsten Keilitz is the only probate judge candidate with judicial experience. Kirsten has made the difficult decisions regarding placement of abused children, juvenile issues, personal protection orders, custody, support and parenting time, contempt of court and many others. And she has done so in an informed, sensitive, considerate and respectful manner.

The hard part of being a judge is making the difficult decisions in a timely manner and Kirsten has been making these decisions for three years. Experience counts and Kirsten has it. Please join me and vote for Kirsten Keilitz for Grand Traverse County probate judge.

William C. Bowron

Traverse City

The writer is a former Grand Traverse County probate judge.

An informed decision

Democrats are telling you that Republicans want to take your Social Security away. In addition, the worst part about it is uninformed citizens believe it. Do you remember which political party took Social Security from the independent "Trust Fund" and put it in a general fund for Congress to spend it? Lyndon Johnson and the Democratic Party. Do you remember which political party in the '70s gave tax-free annuity payments to immigrants even though they never paid a dime into it? Jimmy Carter and the Democratic Party.

Make a well-informed decision. Save Social Security/Medicare. Vote for Dr. Dan Benishek.

Susan Castle

Williamsburg

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