Letter: Experience backs McPherson
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EDITOR,

Although this general election is very important to the future direction of our country, our local elections will also impact the direction of our communities. Having spent 20 years volunteering for our schools and being active in local elections, I have seen first-hand the impact one person can have on a local community.

It is perfectly natural for someone to cite party affiliation as reason enough to vote for a political candidate. But in the upcoming nonpartisan 5th District Supervisor race, we need to put partisan politics aside and dig deeper. We need to listen to the candidates, examine their background and experience, and question their moral character. We need to then quite simply vote for the person most qualified for the job.

During the past several months, I have had the opportunity to examine the candidates for 5th District Supervisor. I have met several times with both of them, and have learned about each one’s character, leadership qualities, and depth of experience each would bring to the job.

To me, the choice is clear — Bruce McPherson will make by far the better supervisor for this county’s 5th District.

Kathy Ritchie, Boulder Creek 

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Martha Marie
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September 21, 2012
I'll take experience, cooperation, and honesty over zero experience, bullying, and duplicity, every single time.

How could Hammer possibly be an effective supervisor if he lies about his education and violates zoning laws?
Thatcher Rufus
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September 21, 2012
Aside from Hammer's troublesome background, anger management and problems dealing with people socially is one big, huge, very important issue.

He does not have the intellectual capacity to be an effective supervisor.

Is his mother going to help him? His campaign handlers? The Valley Womens Club? That is unacceptable.
Diana H Miltwood
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September 14, 2012
Kathy, lovely letter. I certainly hope Bruce wins.

Thank you.
Luisa Parker
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September 13, 2012
Key words - background, experience, moral character.

This Democrat is voting for Bruce McPherson.
here we go again
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September 14, 2012
Apparently the five people in support of Mcpherson stopped by the post office and did some mailing. Just tired of the same old story about Mcpherson! we need new blood, bold ideas, CHANGE!

VOTE FOR HAMMER!!!!!
Martha Marie
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September 21, 2012
I'm another Democrat voting for Bruce, my entire family is - and my parents have been voting Democrat only all of their voting lives.

Go McPherson!
Thatcher Rufus
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September 21, 2012
5 people voting for McPherson? Do you mean 5000. Or 6000?
Lisa W
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September 21, 2012
My entire family is Democrat and voting for McPherson as well. #Trending!


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