Letters to the editor: Elections
Letters to the editor (August 1, 2012)
What was a great parade was ruined at the end by allowing a group to hand out bright orange stickers and signs with an anti Obama message. This festival and parade is not the time or place for that and the whole committee should be ashamed and replaced. I don’t mind the local elephant and donkey on the trailer every year but the political views of one group shouldn’t be allowed. The biggest problem is it was teens/students handing the anti president material out. I hope the city of Charlevoix and the Venetian festival doesn’t lose a lot of out of town guests. I for one demand an apology submitted to the Petoskey News-Review and the Charlevoix Courier. I also request everyone involved in allowing this to step down from the committee.
Long time Charlevoix taxpayer and resident. I love my town.
Elect Jim Martin to House
In the upcoming primary election for the Michigan House of Representative elector, I believe we have a chance to make a positive change for the people. His name is Jim Martin.
I have known him as a coach and teacher for 15 years. He is very fair, hardworking and an intelligent person. As my daughter Mary said, “He’ll give 125 percent.”
He will help to change a terrible wrong our current representatives voted in. For our tax return this year, none of us will be allowed to deduct $600 per person. That’s $2,400 for a family of four. It will add $96 to that person’s tax. That’s a lot of money for a person making $8,000 to $10,000 each year.
I plan to vote for Jim Martin and I hope you do too.
Leo J. “Pete” Miller Sr.
Sault Ste. Marie
Votes urged for Shorter
Bill Shorter is eager to be elected as commissioner for the county of Emmet. He would be able to make an outstanding contribution to this community.
I have known Bill, a life-long resident of this county, and his family for well over 55 years, and have always admired his integrity and industriousness.
It is a well known fact in Bill’s community of Springvale and Littlefield Township and the village of Alanson that he is a very caring, concerned citizen who listens well to others. His thoughts are always analytical, and he is a great person for details.