Traverse City Record-Eagle

Opinion

October 21, 2010

More Letters: At Issue: Nov. 2 Election: 10/21/2010

Years of experience

Please vote for Ralph Soffredine for County Commission. His years of experience on the city commission and countless other boards make him the perfect candidate to represent the interests of the people of Grand Traverse County. Having lived in the area for more than 40 years, Ralph Soffredine has seen the growth of Grand Traverse County and is familiar with the strengths and weaknesses of the area. He is the best person for the job. Vote for Ralph Soffredine on Nov. 2.

Barbara Bachi

Traverse City

Calm, reasoned

Having worked with Ross Richardson on a local citizens group, I saw first-hand his leadership skills, integrity, and his dedication to serving the interests of the citizens of this community.

I believe that Grand Traverse County needs his calm and reasoned approach to the problems facing us. From the septage plant to county health insurance, Ross has been fearless in taking on the status quo. He has been a breath of fresh air in county government and his hard work has served us well.

Let's re-elect Ross Richardson on Nov. 2.

Elizabeth Whelan

Traverse City

Temperament, knowledge

I am a native of Leelanau County. We citizens have a unique opportunity to elect a probate judge who has proven experience. Marian Kromkowski would be an excellent replacement for the late Judge Deegan. I have observed Marian speak at community gatherings and remain convinced that she has the necessary skills, temperament and knowledge that our county needs.

I highly recommend that you vote for Marian Kromkowski as our next Leelanau County probate judge.

John Popa

Bingham/Traverse City

Vote for integrity

A vote for Larry Nelson for Leelanau County probate judge is a vote for integrity. His professional demeanor, wisdom, and courtroom experience are qualifications needed. We've known Larry Nelson for more than 30 years as a county commissioner and two-year chairmanship. His knowledge of the law is necessary for probate court and the overflow from district and circuit courts, when necessary. A vote for Larry Nelson is a vote for excellence.

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