Letter to the editor: Readers write in support of candidates
I am writing this letter to express my support for the re-election of Dorothy Chaney to the board of education in Marshfield.
Prior to her being elected to the school board, I did not know Dorothy. I first met her when she contacted me in response to a post I made on social media in regards to some wrongdoing I believed was occurring on behalf of a district employee.
Dorothy and I spent more than an hour on the phone that first meeting. She listened to my concerns and provided clarification on several issues. Dorothy demonstrated that she really cared about my concerns, and at the end of that conversation, I was able to soothe the fears of many others as well with the confidence I had in her.
In her professional life, Dorothy works with communities to improve lives for youth and families. In her personal life, she is the proud mother to two children excelling in our district. In the time I have now known Dorothy and getting to know her and her skills and knowledge, I have found she is a very valuable asset to our community.
I just recently requested she assist a local nonprofit shelter in need of help. Dorothy jumped at the chance and I am fortunate to say has now joined our board of directors.
Dorothy is smart, caring, and committed to this community, and she genuinely cares about the children and families in our district. Dorothy demonstrated to me that she is open to connecting with the community and representing our views. She is definitely willing and wanting to hear any concern — big or small — you may have and will address it and respond in a very timely manner.
I am proud to support her and invite you to do the same.
The upcoming election for the Marshfield School Board has two openings with four candidates seeking the positions. I am endorsing Ruwan Dissanayake.
Ruwan has worked effectively at the Marshfield Clinic as a hospitalist in internal medicine for 10 years. Ruwan brings excellent credentials to this position. He completed his medical degree at the Saint Petersburg State Medical School.
Ruwan realizes the importance of a strong and progressive education system in Marshfield. He is reliable, willing to examine and work on all issues, and put in the hours required in a school board position.
I have acquired respect and admiration for Ruwan’s intelligence and dedication to work for our children, with two of his own in the Marshfield school system. Marshfield is fortunate to have a candidate of his caliber and dedication. He brings a new face with new perspectives.
I urge you to vote for Ruwan on April 4.
Is it time for a change for the McMillan town chairman? There have been several instances of nonresponsive incidents in the past couple of years that leave the township’s citizens wondering if we are getting the proper leadership.
The most glaring example was the late mailing of our property taxes this past December. There is a state law that states that any taxing district must have its tax information to the county by Dec. 1 of each year and that the county must have property tax bills back to the district clerk for mailing by the third Monday of December.
The McMillan Town Board did not even have the annual budget meeting until Dec. 22, 2016. This resulted in confusion when the taxes were so late in mailing to the township citizens.
For many, this resulted in not being able to file prior to Dec. 31. Also, the lawyers’ fees for the past year were higher than normal because of the board fighting a request for information matter.
Vote on April 4 for Robert Wegner for McMillan town chairman.
Over the past weeks, residents of the town of Richfield have had the opportunity to observe and evaluate the agendas for the various candidates in the upcoming town board election. I am strongly endorsing Walter Schroeder for supervisor No. 1, Chris McDaniel for supervisor No. 2, and Tirzah Draeger for clerk.
I am supporting these individuals as they have listened at the town board meetings to the residents’ problems and needs, and the willingness they have shown to find answers to these solutions sets them apart from their opponents. When I am looking at a candidate I am looking for someone who is impartial, who is the most qualified for the position, who is going to represent me to the best of their ability, and who is going to address concerns that are important to me.
On April 4 I am voting for the dependable, honest, and trustworthy candidates. Your vote for Walter Schroeder, Chris McDaniel, and Tirzah Draeger for the town of Richfield would be appreciated.
Over the past several weeks, residents in the township of Richfield have had the opportunity to meet candidates for the upcoming spring April 4 election. There are contested races for the township of Richfield board.
Clearly, Chris McDaniel for supervisor No. 2, Walter Schroeder for supervisor No. 1, and Tirzah Draeger for clerk are the most qualified candidates. I do know these individuals and know them to be level headed and strong advocates for our Richfield township. All three candidates have met with residents and listened to their concerns. All three will keep the best interests of Richfield township in mind as our elected representatives.
On April 4 please vote for Chris McDaniel, Walter Schroeder, and Tirzah Draeger.