Traverse City Record-Eagle

Opinion

October 27, 2012

Election Letters to the Editor: 10/27/2012

Remains accountable

In our family it's no politics or religion at the dinner table for the sake of a peaceful meal. But this year there is one candidate running for State Representative of Grand Traverse County defying that rule. Betsy Coffia has pledged not to accept political action committee or out-of-state donations in order to remain accountable to her constituents. Conversation after conversation with Besty proves that she is committed to serving this region.

Please join us in support of a new standard for representation in Lansing. Vote for Betsy Coffia — a representative you won't be ashamed to invite to dinner.

Jennifer Johnson

Kingsley

Bring back the '20s

Vote to "take back America" from whom? I guess it means vote to bring back the 1920s.

Donald W Dierkes

Interlochen

Look at supporters

Kirsten Keilitz has the support of most attorneys in the area. Doesn't that say something? Her colleagues think she would be the best person for probate judge. Look at her list of supporters. Her peers obviously think she is the qualified candidate.

Vote Kirsten Keilitz on Nov. 6.

Tom Kowalczyk

Traverse City

Courage, common sense

During recent weeks, I have been asked repeatedly who I recommend for Grand Traverse County's next Probate Judge. Not personally or professionally close with either candidate, I performed due diligence by reviewing available information and consulting with persons I know and whose judgment I trust.

The paramount qualities for Probate Judge are: wisdom, temperance and balance, discipline, caring and just, honesty, courage, hard work and common sense. All information indicates that Kirsten Keilitz has consistently demonstrated these qualities while in private practice and in her service as a Circuit Court Referee.

Kirsten Keilitz has earned my support.

Elizabeth A. Weaver

Glen Arbor

The writer is a former Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court and a former Leelanau Probate Judge

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