11-01-2018 Letters and Commentary


In the October 25, 2018 issue of Tri-City Record, an error was made on Page 5 in Karl’s Kolumn “Another Miracle Story”. Diagnosis of multiple sclerosis was made at the University of Cincinnati MS Clinic, not the University of Chicago. Tri-City Record is sorry for any confusion this error may have caused.

LaSata will make better SW MI living environment

Dear Editor,

The midterm election campaign will soon be reaching its conclusion and I think the majority of southwestern Michigan voters will breathe a sigh of relief. Some will be happy and others will be sad. Hopefully after this process we can all put our political differences aside and be civil to each other.

I am supporting Kim LaSata for Senator of the 21st District of Michigan. What has impressed me most about Kim is her intelligence, honesty, work ethic and the willingness to listen to views other than her own. She also has an impressive ability to grasp and implement new ideas and projects that will help build a better southwestern Michigan living environment for all of us.

Lastly, please do not forget to vote on Tuesday, November 6. I hope you will join me in voting for Kim LaSata for the State Senate. She’s the best!

Mary Tatter, Watervliet

LaSata closes out Rep seat; asks for support in Senate race

Dear Editor,

With the general election now less than a week away I wanted to take the time to thank the voters of Southwest Michigan for your kindness and support. It has been an honor to serve the residents of northern Berrien County as your State Representative, and a privilege to meet the voters of Berrien, Cass and Saint Joseph counties as we have campaigned to be your next State Senator.

I’m proud to say our team has knocked on more than 18,000 doors in Southwest Michigan! Your words of encouragement and offers of cold water on warm days nourished us in both body and spirit. Our grassroots effort focusing on hard work and personal contact led to some remarkable conversations and cherished memories, affirming my belief that Southwest Michigan is a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family.

Senator John Proos is leaving a large void to fill. He has been a tremendous leader and captain for our Southwest Michigan team. I am honored to be endorsed by Senator Proos, as well as former Senators Ron Jelinek and Cameron Brown. These three outstanding public servants combined have nearly a quarter century of experience successfully serving in the Michigan Senate and I am humbled they all believe I am the best person to follow in their footsteps.

My community service began by chairing four nonprofit organizations in Southwest Michigan. My decade of teaching showed me the tremendous potential our area has with the bright young minds I helped nurture. Our campaign has consistently focused on the issues important to Southwest Michigan families. I have worked hard in Lansing to improve our economy, schools, and universities, while at the same time placing a strong emphasis on constituent services. This hard work has not gone unnoticed and our campaign has been blessed with endorsements and support from many groups and individuals.

My three campaign co-chairs Sheriff Paul Bailey, Dr. Dave Mathews and Senator Cameron Brown were there at the beginning encouraging and advising us as we launched our campaign. I will always cherish their support and counsel. We are honored to be endorsed by Right to Life of Michigan, Michigan Farm Bureau, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Association of Michigan, the Michigan FOP.

The most important endorsement, however, is from you! I humbly ask for your vote on November 6 and I thank you for your consideration.

Kim LaSata, Bainbridge Township

The real issue is to fix healthcare