The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Opinion

November 2, 2013

Reader adds to candidate information

I am writing this to inform the public that two of the five people running for at-large seats left out vital information about their education, experience and background in Wednesday’s Clinton Herald.

Andrew Luett works for Iowa-American Water. It states it in the Clinton Herald, page 2A, Friday, Sept. 20.

Jennifer Graf did not list anything about her family background. She also did not list that she is co-president of the YWCA. In other Clinton Heralds she has said that she is on the Bridgeview Board and also the landfill board. I would like to know why these were not listed so voters would know more about them. In the past, Iowa American Water has donated money to the YWCA and Art Under the Stars.

Jeff Medinger,

Clinton

Graf does her research

We are voting for Jennifer Graf for council at large because she is intelligent, caring and fair.

When there is a problem she researches it thoroughly before making her decisions. She speaks her mind with facts to back them up. One of several examples of her representing all the citizens of Clinton is her getting the fall big pickups approved because the citizens of Clinton had already paid for it.

We have had good representation from the City Council. Where we ran into problems is with department heads. Most of that is gone thanks to people like Jennifer and other council members. We will miss Charlie Mulholland, he worked hard for the citizens.

Bonnie and Harvey Evers,

Clinton

Former councilman disappointed with council’ votes

Long-time councilman and former one-term Mayor Darrell Smith and I agree that these past four years have been an absolute disaster for the good tax- paying citizens and our misguided city council.

Mayor Mark Vulich was called out for his multiple vetoes but many people have not taken the time to figure out that he was questioning a bad decision. We have a City Council that says they have business experience and common sense, but have yet to display much of either.

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