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Letters: The election selection collection

Johnson City Press • Oct 21, 2018 at 6:00 AM

Want to have your voice heard? Send a Letter to the Forum. Authors must sign their letters and include addresses and phone numbers for verification. Letters may be no longer than 300 words and will be edited for grammar, style and length. Send your submission to Mailbag, P.O. Box 1717, Johnson City, TN 37605-1717 or [email protected].

Backing Brock

Vice Mayor Jenny Brock has proven to be an accomplished public servant. Not only does she demonstrate leadership, she is a proven team player, and can often be found volunteering her personal time to further the goals of the citizens of Johnson City. One particular role in which she tirelessly serves is that of chairing the Washington County-Johnson City Animal Control Board. While many individuals have worked, and are working, to make the Washington County-Johnson City Animal Shelter an exceptional facility, from its current director, staff and volunteers, to the community members who donate time and resources to support it, Jenny leads them with integrity, vision and focus. She communicates openly and clearly; she gathers facts and studies issues, and using resulting data, steers toward goals of fiscal responsibility, participant accountability and animal well-being. In short, Jenny is effective.

I have worked in animal rescue in this area for some time, and I have witnessed a growth in awareness of the need to speak and care for the dogs, cats and other animals who have no voice. Re-electing Jenny Brock to the Johnson City Commission will ensure the continuation of the humane and responsible approach to animal control. Please join me and fellow animal-lovers in supporting Vice Mayor Jenny Brock for City Commission.

LINDA BEARFIELD
Piney Flats

Re-elect Roe

We are so fortunate to have a congressman who cares about the people he represents.

Just recently, we seen first hand how Congressman Roe was at the Johnson City Medical Center hospital visiting with a critically ill friend of ours who was a longtime local first responder. Congressman Roe was kneeling by his bedside in prayer for him and his family. What a blessing this was to this precious family.

And then on a national level, Congressman Roe represents our entire country with honor and distinction as Chairman of the United States Congress Veterans Service Committee. We are blessed to be represented in Congress by a veteran who loves and supports our veterans. What a positive difference Congressman Roe has accomplished in this position.

Congressman Roe has worked tirelessly to deserve our vote. Please join us in re-electing Congressman Phil Roe. Thank you.

KENT HARRIS
Limestone

Excellent election selections in Elizabethton

Elizabethton City voters, early voting began this week. There are two seats open on the school board. The two incumbents, Susan Peters and Tyler Fleming are asking to be returned for another term.

Both Ms. Peters and Mr. Fleming are retired educators with decades and decades of education experience.

They have served honorably with distinction and, in my opinion, deserve another term.

In full disclosure, Ms. Peters and her family had been clients of mine for years prior to my retirement. Mr. Fleming is my choir director.

These two also do not have an agenda. They simply wish to assist with helping make the best educational experience available to our children, which includes my two grandsons.

DAVE WORTMAN
Elizabethton

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