Friday, October 19, 2012

Vote for Donna Pence

I am writing in support of the candidacy of Donna Pence as legislative representative for District 26.

Donna is an experienced legislator who has represented our agriculture-based district very well. Her opinions and values are well stated in her legislative reports published in our small, local-based newspapers. I especially admire Donna’s willingness to fight for our nation’s valued two-party political system.

Donna does not attempt to define herself or hide behind a trendy catchword to vie for your vote. In fact, there are many words to describe her: honest, intelligent, dependable, discerning, respectful and hardworking. 

I follow the news media closely and am very troubled by the Republican Party’s insistence on defining themselves as “conservatives” when their actions are anything but conservative. I am certain that a dictionary does not exist that defines that word as greedy, prejudicial, patriarchal,  uncompromising, deceitful ideologues.

Idaho has a sad history of low voter turnout at elections. However, I encourage everyone, no matter how disenfranchised they feel, to vote in the Nov. 6 election. I know we seem to be locked in a one-party plutocracy. Yet in spite of the efforts of many Republicans among our  elected officials, there still does not exist a law that makes it illegal to vote for a person who is not designated by an “R” on the ballot. That is a myth harbored by many Idaho voters.

I recently viewed a television documentary that revealed that if everyone in Idaho would vote, and vote their true convictions, we could actually change the political atmosphere here.

I ask everyone to please vote on Nov. 6. For those in District 26, please vote for our excellent, responsible  Rep. Donna Pence.

Esther Hopkins


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