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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | November 04, 2012

    Modesitt is knowledgeable about economics, education

    To the Editor: Prior to agreeing to become the treasurer for the Lee Modesitt campaign, I first sat down to talk with Lee Modesitt. I found the K-State graduate had the values we expect from a person raised in Kansas. After our discussion, I was

  • Letters | November 04, 2012

    Trust Hawk to protect funding for public schools

    To the Editor: Because of Sam Brownback’s tax plan, the public schools are in jeopardy of deeper cuts in their funding. Tom Hawk has 33 years of experience in the Kansas public schools. His opponent has none and home-schools his children.

  • Letters | November 04, 2012

    Harms will be a dedicated voice for all of Riley County

    To the Editor: Since we do not live in Riley County District 3, we will not have the opportunity to cast a vote for Rod Harms as commissioner. However, we do hope the voters in his district take the opportunity to vote and elect Rod. He

  • Letters | November 04, 2012

    Wells is a good listener who knows county issues

    To the Editor: Ron Wells is the best candidate for the 3rd District Riley County commissioner. Ron is a lifetime resident in the area. Ron is a good listener and will listen to citizens’ problems and have the knowledge to solve them. Please as you

  • Letters | November 04, 2012

    Hawk has experience to serve districts needs

    To the Editor: In the current political atmosphere, we need a knowledgeable, experienced state senator. Our district needs a state senator who is informed about the funding needs for our very important educational institutions. We need a state senator who is attuned to the needs

  • Letters | November 04, 2012

    Reject elements of GOP that seek absolute control

    To the Editor: It’s deeply disappointing to read in the Mercury the news and letters that indicate a “Rove-like” campaign is being waged against some of our local candidates. Apparently, some still believe that if you tell a lie, make it big enough and

  • Letters | November 04, 2012

    Modesitt will bring badly needed ideas to Topeka

    To the Editor: Lee Modesitt is a person we need in Topeka. I have known Lee for better than two years and have found him to be an honest, very intelligent, caring person. He will bring to Topeka badly needed fresh ideas on how to

  • Letters | November 04, 2012

    Carlin protects interests of ordinary constituents

    To the Editor: I endorse Sydney Carlin for re-election. She received an A+ last session from the Kansas Organization of State Employ-ees and Kansas AFT. She tried to get all state employees a 1-percent raise but was defeated by conservatives.

  • Letters | November 04, 2012

    Sales tax has succeeded and should be renewed

    To the Editor: There is a common notion that the half-cent Riley County sales tax is something “new” that is being proposed. The truth is, it is not new, but it is a renewal of an existing sales tax. The Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce

  • Letters | November 04, 2012

    Harms is well organized, effective and efficient

    To the Editor We would like to endorse Rod Harms for Riley County commissioner. We met Rod when he served with us as a member of the Kansas State Rowing Association’s board of directors.


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