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To the Editor: The city of Red Wing needs a mayor who will talk and listen to the people. Beth Kocina worked at Goodhue County Public Health for 10 years and the city of Red Wing for 14 years. She has a lot of experience working and listening to people. I have known Beth Kocina and her family for 20 years and we have done American Cancer Society events for the Relay for Life.
To the Editor: I am voting for Dan Bender for mayor not only because of his experience in city government but also because he is willing to work together with other governmental agencies and organizations to accomplish community goals. He thoughtfully considers all sides of issues and is willing to compromise if necessary for the good of the community. His business experience and his leadership abilities are needed in these difficult economic times and he is available as a full time mayor. Dan has also demonstrated his commitment to the community by being an active community volunteer.
To the Editor: Voters need to sift through a lot of information and consider six different personalities as we make our choice in the special election for mayor. I attended the recent forum for mayoral candidates held at the Senior Center in Red Wing. Samantha Tix stood out from the others with clear, concise answers and a very friendly approach. She came across as an intelligent, caring person who understands what average people are going through. I was moved by her expressions of hope and confidence in our future.
To the Editor: The recent letter from Pastor Stehr was right on (R-E, May 18), but it could be enhanced by the following: By a majority vote, the Legislature and our governor have made a decision which allows the people involved to violate God's first command to couples. It was to be fruitful and multiply. For the people who were rewarded with the recent decision, I suggest you try, but it will never work. Ironically, the day this legislation finally succeeded was the hottest day in the history of weather recordings in Minnesota for that date.
To the Editor: I was stung and upset by the negative letter to the editor May 18 regarding John Sachen's run for mayor. I would hope in a mature community that when people stick their necks out for a part in our democratic process, there would not be such a backlash. John is my neighbor. Many of you will remember how helpful and pragmatic he was during the "sludge fracas" and also how much footwork he did during that time. You go, John. Thank you for your part in what most of us deem to be important and are all beneficiaries of. Emily Burt Welch
To the Editor: I was honored to respond to the request to write a letter to the editor regarding the candidacy of Dan Bender for the office of Red Wing mayor. We have come to know Dan well not only as fellow members of United Lutheran but as a very active and involved citizen of Red Wing. Dan is a thoughtful and caring person who, as he makes serious commitment to various projects, will see the task to be done to the very end.
To the Editor: I have known Samantha Tix since she was 7 years old. She was a very bright little girl with the natural ability to connect with people one on one and build consensus. She would be good at seeing things from the citizen's point of view and getting the City Council to follow her lead. Samantha has always had a warm heart and a cool head, qualities which make her well suited to the job of mayor.
To the Editor: In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation that designated May 15 as Peace Officer Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty, for the safety and protection of others. During this time I would like to express my appreciation to all the law enforcement professionals that provide around the clock service to their communities and State.
To the Editor: I'm a 49-year-old female. My first exposure to homosexuality was a gay bar at age 20. How wonderful it seemed -- acceptance, friendship, love. No one there looked at me and said, "Is it a boy or a girl"? It. That's how I felt. I got into drinking and drugs. Although there was a freedom, it never felt complete. I attempted suicide more than once. My life of abuse was very dark, but that's all I knew. Forget living, I just had to survive. At 44 my girlfriend brought me to church. Soon I began to feel this tugging in my guts.
To the Editor: An open letter to Gov.