To The Daily Sun,
My hat's off to all candidates running for any political office. It isn't easy to submit yourself to the scrutiny of the press and questioning by voters. And it's bad enough we voters have to make a choice during a regular election, but now we are faced with a special election. We must decide who can best perform the almost impossible job of filling Ray Burton's shoes as our representative to the Governors Council for the First District.
Both candidates have excellent backgrounds — one mainly in the private sector and one, Joe Kenny, in public office. But there will never be another Ray Burton and frankly I would like the person to whom I give my vote to build their own reputation. Also I feel that the candidate who is elected should be able to start off running and not have to learn the ways of state government.
Joe has experience as a state representative and senator. Also, he is also a lieutenant colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve and has served his country well, for over 30 years. I feel very strongly that if we can trust our sons and daughters, brothers and sisters to his leadership in the Marines, he will serve the citizens of New Hampshire with equal skill, and devotion. That is why I will vote for Joe Kenny in the special election.
Semper Fi Joe Kenny.