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Letter: Tix offers attention, awareness, effort

To the Editor:

You can never really know someone completely. With six candidates running for mayor, many voters are going to have to take a leap of faith -- hoping they made the right choice -- knowing there are probably two or three candidates who would represent their views.

It's terrifying, really, taking someone on faith. I think some people will stay home on June 11 because they cannot make up their mind. I hope not. Democracy is not a spectator sport. Participation is required for the best outcome.

Perhaps I can help a bit. The really important kind of leadership involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to see things through their eyes. I have known Samantha Tix for over a decade and I can say that is the kind of person she is and the kind of mayor she is likely to be.

Ann Lindblom

Red Wing