This letter is paid content. To the Editor,
We condemn the scurrilous attacks on Ward 2 City Council Candidate Andy Klitzke (Republican Eagle Community Engagement Letter 10-24). We have all written letters for Andy, and none of us are his relatives.
We take issue with the characterization by John Becker supporters suggesting that exercising our right to compare candidates for public office and officially support the most favorable is an attack.
The group’s use of unsupported supposition, conjecture, and innuendo is in opposition to our letters based on actual incidents, quotations from the candidates, and genuine proof.
Of course, neighbors will disagree. That is part of democracy. It is right and good, and part of the competition of ideas, but we advocate doing it without contempt. We urge a return to civil discourse and consideration of the serious issues we are facing.
Our support for Andy Klitzke is based on his plans to cut taxes and spending, improve public safety, guide Red Wing toward economic recovery, and seriously address issues of fairness in our community.
Andy Klitzke is polite, qualified and has a friendly approach. Andy has proven that he will listen to everyone. We encourage voters to elect Andy Klitzke. Thank you.