Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Stennett is right choice

Please join me in supporting Michelle Stennett for state Senate District 25. This race is much more than a contest between political party affiliations. It is all about background, relevant experience and personal character. Our state senator must have the background to meet the challenges facing our community—to business, agriculture and tourism. Michelle has resided in our district for 25 years and has worked in small business and in agriculture. She understands these issues because she has personally lived them as a long-time member of our community.

Michelle has an agreeable and insightful personal style. She already proved she can promote our community's interests in Boise through thoughtful collaborative work in this last session, where she stepped in for Clint. She is a "people person," possessing the personality and skills required to get the state's attention focused on helping our district.

A recent newcomer, her opponent Jim Donoval has the opposite style. He is highly combative, and even in the short time he has lived here typically threatens to take legal action against people who don't share his views. His platform seems oblivious to how the division of state and local governments operate. His materials indicate that he would be working to have our local jurisdictional authority dictated from Boise, something I suspect most residents here would vehemently oppose. Donoval's combative style will not work in Boise and could do great damage to our community.

Join me: Vote to elect Michelle Stennett—the thoughtful, respectful and local candidate.

Larry Helzel


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