To the editor:
I’ve noted over the past week a proliferation of new blue yard signs announcing the approval of some church or another’s candidate for office. These candidates never seam to have a track record to run on other than the requisite tithing record.
I have another approach to selecting a candidate. I vote for the individual whose personal training, past performance and voting record support my beliefs as to what makes an effective city leader.
Dan Perkins is just such a candidate. As the City Council representative for Place 1, he has been a discerning participant in city government, a voice of fiscal responsibility and has represented my interests whenever I have contacted him with an issue in my neighborhood.
Last year the City public works department was about to make yet another ineffectual attempt to correct a long-standing odor problem in our neighborhood. I contacted Dan to discuss the issue. I thought that the City was taking the wrong approach yet again instead of addressing the root cause. Dan intervened for me, and the City stepped back and reconsidered the issue. They changed their approach to the problem and solved the real issue rather than the symptom. The problem that had existed for the past 24 years was corrected permanently thanks to Dan.
I owe Dan, but not enough to let him off the hook. I’m hoping to keep him working for me, at no cost, for as long as the City Charter will permit.
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Vote for new Y
I write to support the YMCA bond election from a perspective of the role they provide in the health of our community. As a health care professional, I have long understood and supported the need and development of a comprehensive Health and Wellness Center which could serve not only as a fitness center and playground, but as a cornerstone for building and maintaining healthy bodies and lifestyles.
We would like to say we are in full agreement and support Randy Daw’s article in last Friday’s paper concerning the issue of homosexuality.
In support of new Y
A number of Greenville citizens have asked if we can afford a new YMCA. After many years of being a part of the Y, I think the question is, can we afford not to build a new YMCA?
Examine the facts
In response to the editorial published by the Herald-Banner on April 28 stating that the staff believes more time is required before an informed decision can be made on the issuance of public bonds for a new YMCA and Event Center…
Proven for the job
It has come to my attention that Tyson Cox has declined a candidate’s forum with Dan Perkins sponsored by GEUS. The forum was to be broadcast on their network.
Make a difference
I’d like to voice my support for the YMCA and Event Center that is on the ballot as Proposition 2.
Take a step back and imagine what a “better Greenville” looks like to you.
Vote for new Y
My wife, Marilyn, and I want to encourage the citizens of Greenville to vote in support of the YMCA project.
Cox good choice
I was born and raised in Greenville and have lived here most of my life, except for the two years my husband, Perry M. Smith, was in dental school and the two years he practiced dentistry in West Texas.
We don’t often write letters to the editor and even more rarely endorse political candidates. But we could not pass up the opportunity to offer our wholehearted endorsement for Tyson Cox.
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