Get To The Main Issues

By Donna Gillett, Leavenworth

To the editor:

It is puzzling to read two letters (Alan Schuler, July 20, and Henry Weissenfluh, July 22) promoting a Democratic candidate for 41st District state representative who has no contest in the primary and the main point they both make is that this candidate, Jeff Pittman, should be elected because he graduated from Leavenworth High School. That is the weirdest reason I've heard for voting for a candidate.

Nowadays, completing high school does not give anyone a leg up to be elected to state office. Schuler says Pittman's parents live in Leavenworth but that's not accurate and it's immaterial.

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