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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.
To the Editor: Red Wing needs a mayor that can set politics aside and see that real work gets done. A good mayor has the experience of working with the people of Red Wing and has the desire to talk and listen to the people in the community. Beth Kocina has the experience. She was employed with Goodhue County for 10 years and the city of Red Wing for 14 years. She continues to work with our local citizens through the insurance industry and has listened to the views of the people for many years. Beth believes that a healthy city requires blending the ideas of all concerned residents.
To the Editor: I should be glad to help the Vikes, right? It's awesome what state central planners and their crony capitalists can create with someone else's money like the "futuristic" Vikings stadium. Since my elected representatives intend to confiscate a portion of my earnings to invest in the "people's stadium," is it not reasonable to expect a modest return on my investment? I won't hold my breath. And I naively planned to invest that small portion of my income in my own "futuristic" retirement.
To the Editor: On June 11, Red Wing voters will decide the next mayor of Red Wing. I hope Samantha Tix will be elected. Tix is the only candidate offering a plan to make Red Wing a better place to work, raise a family and own a home.
To the Editor: The Hunger Prevention Council of Pierce County sends a huge thank you to the mail carriers and residents of Pierce County for participating in the May 11th Letter Carriers' National Stamp Out Hunger food drive. Mail carriers left donation bags and information at residences and a few days later they picked up donations left by you -- the residents.
To the Editor: Entertaining, yes Short and sweet would be best Craft your words in haste Between marriage equality and a mayoral race, my eyes need a rest from the fiery correspondence in the letters to the editor section as of late. I hope my "haiku to the editor" will catch on.
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.