Traverse City Record-Eagle

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July 16, 2012

Letters to the Editor: 07/15/2012

Impressed with knowledge

I have observed Jason Gillman as being an excellent county commissioner with a close eye on fiscal responsibility. In talking to him personally, I've been impressed with his vast knowledge on property rights, his willingness to stand up for limited government and preservation of our individual freedoms.

I believe him to be an honest man and one who will work hard to protect the people's rights in Michigan as a state representative.

Jeri LeRoi

Traverse City

Has experience, training

Peninsula Township Clerk Monica Hoffman has considerable experience plus training through state and municipal courses and certification, and it shows in her work. She has used her training to develop an efficient and lean staff to handle the requirements of her office, while paying attention to the township's residents' concerns.

She certainly deserves the votes of the township's residents in the upcoming primary election.

Bud Stych

Traverse City

Has the experience

As the recipient of the 2012 Liberty Bell Award (for non-attorneys participating in the legal system) I have worked with many attorneys and area courts. Based on my experience, I believe Melanie Stanton is by far the best candidate for probate judge. She knows the law, has the most courtroom experience and has always exhibited integrity and dedication to the welfare of those she represents. She was instrumental in the creation of the mental health court. She has the appropriate temperament to serve as probate judge because she cares about people. Please join me in supporting her.

Barbara Winburne

Traverse City

Vet the candidates

You have a choice right now. Get involved. Take the time to learn, listen and question these candidates. Decide for yourself, not by a friend or the "media." Vet these candidates. What are their principles, accomplishments and their plan of action? Seek a clear and precise answer; ask the questions until you do. Make the effort to get out and hear Jason Gillman. He is committed and dedicated in working for you as a citizen by taking it to the state. Vote in the Aug. 7 primary for Jason Gillman for State Rep. for the 104th District.

Jody Ferry

Traverse City

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