Traverse City Record-Eagle

Opinion

October 29, 2013

Letters to the Editor: Election 2013: 10/29/2013

Couldn’t agree more

I wasn’t surprised when I read that Ross Richardson was one of three candidates endorsed by my hometown newspaper.

I remember the Record-Eagle also endorsed him during his three races for County Commission (two were successful), and last year called Ross “a thoughtful, studious sort who’s well-versed on local issues, isn’t afraid to challenge the status quo and has shown a penchant for standing up for programs that benefit senior citizens.”

Well, I’m a senior citizen, and I couldn’t agree more. Join me in voting for Ross Richardson for City Commissioner.

Tina Tank

Traverse City

Rebuild sorely needed

Join me in supporting our children and investing in our community’s future by voting “yes” on the Traverse City Area Public Schools bond proposals.

My son is a first-grader at one of the schools with cold classrooms mentioned in a recent story. The school is 50 years old, has many outdated systems (including its boilers), and students often have art and music classes in the hallways.

If the bonds pass, our school will get the rebuild it sorely needs. If the bonds do not pass, money for building upkeep will come from classroom funds. Our children deserve better.

Kate Madigan

Traverse City



A clear thinker

I am writing in support of Tim Werner for Traverse City Commission. He is well known to me since moving to the city 13 years ago. He is a scientist, engineer, and a clear thinker with common sense. He is a problem solver and will analyze issues in a systematic manner to arrive at solutions that will be of benefit to our community for the present and the future. He understands business, our environment, and most importantly, human nature. 

He would be a great asset to the Commission, and I urge you to support him with your vote.

Keith H. Musson

Traverse City

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