I have known Judge John Ward for more than 30 years. I have known Mr. William Coughlin for more than 20 years. They are both very fine men.
My vote is for Judge Ward.
to be 'dedicated'
Connie Johnson served as town justice for nine years while I served as mayor of the village of Perrysburg. During that time, she performed her job with integrity, patience and enthusiasm.
Connie has proven herself to our town to be a dedicated worker, neighbor and community-oriented person. With her recent retirement, Connie would again like to serve our community as town justice.
She has served our community in the past with honesty, dedication and professionalism and deserves our vote on Election Day.
'fair and consistent'
I was Perrysburg court clerk for five years. For three of the five years I was clerk for Judge Connie Johnson.
Judge Johnson ran her court room in a professional, firm, fair and consistent manner. She was always eager to learn new ways to improve the court. She has participated in many training sessions that the state and county offered for the justice system.
Some of the classes were computer based training sessions to help with the court records and bookkeeping for the court. She learned these methods, designed for clerks and judges at the same time she took judge classes, learning more and more about being a good judge.
She applied for grants to improve the courtroom, and received the grants she applied for. Connie Johnson was and will be a good candidate for Perrysburg Town Justice.
Beware of Romney, middle class
I have watched every Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan campaign rally on TV that I possibly could. On Sept. 5, finally Mr. Romney came straight out, pointing his finger at the camera and saying he would put an end to federal student loans. This is a lot different from cutting Pell grants, as he previously said he would do.
Tagg Romney apologized to President Obama for saying he wanted to strike him for calling his father a liar. For 18 months I've listened to Romney tell his base all the things he would change in America for them. For four and a half hours in three debates I watched Mr. Romney promise a totally different vision to middle class America. To someone like myself, who watched everything, I can only say it is not truly a question of whether Mr. Romney lied, but who did he lie to? His base for 18 months or middle class first time viewers for four and a half hours.
To the Tea Party people out there, I have the feeling you believe that Mr. Romney's program cuts are going to teach us Democrats a harsh lesson. You must start realizing that what he does to us he also does to you, your children and your families. You are not separate from us. You will also pay the price for his folly.
Thank you, OBSERVER, for checking the facts I gave you on Aug. 20 and printing the story of Tom Reed's act of blasphemy against one of the holiest locations in Israel.
I am also grateful to the U.S. Senate, who forced the removal of Reed's initiative to usurp the President's power to stop the Keystone pipeline from the surface Transportation Bill. Thanks to C-Span for showing the recorded video on Super Bowl Sunday that allowed some of us to view the House hearing on a bill that they passed that gave control of the pipeline to the National Energy Regulating Commission granting them only thirty days to vote for or against the pipeline.
The Koch brothers are buying that oil from Canada. Did you know that tar sand oil is the most dangerous oil in the world?
Reed has shown bipartisan ways
After just one term in Congress, Tom Reed has shown a willingness that was not often seen during this congressional term to reach across the aisle in order to best serve the interests of his constituents.
Congressman Reed was honored as one of only 38 House members to come to an agreement on a compromise budget. While he recognizes the need for fiscal conservancy, he also knows that there are programs that must be maintained, including Social Security and Medicare for both current seniors and those who will face retirement within the next few years. He also showed his support for agriculture by his sponsorship of the Grape Act. Congressman Reed represented New York's 29th District during his current term. Due to this year's redistricting, if re-elected, he'll also represent Chautauqua County.
It's common knowledge that bipartisan agreement has been lacking in our nation's capital. As residents of Chautauqua County, we now have the opportunity to support a Republican who understands how important it is to work with Democrat members of Congress and who also recognizes and will work for consensus between the House and the Senate on important issues.
I thank Congressman Reed and encourage him to spread his message of bipartisanship among other members of Congress.