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Committed to being respectful

As the election season progresses, I am honored and humbled by the support I have received up to this point. People from all walks of life have continued to encourage me in my campaign to hold my seat on the Sunnyside City Council, and I am grateful. Whatever the outcome in November, I am humbled by your support.

Even some I have never met have come out to support my campaign. When someone I don’t know chooses to support me I don’t have much input in how they show that support. That is the reason I am writing this.

My name has appeared, and apparently will again, in an alternative publication that comments on city council activity. I was unaware of the existence of this publication and certainly did not give consent to being included.

When I was appointed to council in March, I made a commitment to myself to be respectful of my fellow council members. When I committed to campaign for election, I made a commitment that I would not only be respectful towards my opponent, but also that I am not campaigning against anyone and the only person I am campaigning for is myself.

Sunnyside is a small town and the people we serve with and campaign against are our neighbors. We see them on the street, in the store, at work and even in church. It does not make any sense to me to create hard feelings and bitterness, which will only make working together later more difficult.

Among currently seated council members, as well as aspiring council members, there is a great deal of talent and dedication to making Sunnyside the best it can be. Whatever November brings, I am committed to working with council to take advantage of the many good things Sunnyside has to offer.

/s/ Dean R. Broersma, Sunnyside

Culture of death

A society is judged by the way it treats its weakest members…the young, the elderly and the handicapped. Considering our abortion rate and the drive for eliminating the aged, our society is legally cruel to the extreme.

We are promoting a culture of death.

Abortion always sheds blood – innocent blood. How will God avenge this unjust killing? Why are we so complacent in the face of the massacre that is going on?

/s/ Robert F. Story, Sr., Sunnyside

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