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Election letters

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Barb Kruse really cares about children

As we head into the November election, it becomes clear that we will be making choices that will shape our education system for many years to come.

In the face of parents’ anger over vaccines and masks, do we want to return to the partisan bickering provoked by the Tea Party candidates who had a negative impact on our Board of Education and our school system many years ago, or do we want to continue the leadership that pulled off a successful bond issue, built several new schools, solidified the curriculum, and appointed two excellent and effective superintendents?

As a current member of the Board of Education, Barb Kruse is an integral part of this leadership. She brings 29 years of teaching and program development to the Thompson School District, has taught at the University of Northern Colorado, served as President of the Colorado Chapter of the International Reading Association, and holds a Masters in Teaching from reading in elementary school. Barb has not only volunteered for the TSD School Board, but has also contributed to the Backpacks for Kids program and many other Thompson Education Foundation projects. Your vote for Barb Kruse will continue to provide leadership that truly cares about all of our children and grandchildren who attend Loveland schools.

Keven and Ann Aggers

Land of love

Loveland needs a visionary like Pat McFall

I, Chauncey Taylor, vote Pat McFall for Ward I. I grew up and lived in Loveland for 61 years. I had the pleasure of serving on city council during the years when Cecil Gutierrez was mayor while I represented Ward I.

Pat, a retired Marine, has served our country well. Pat was a member of the Planning Commission for seven years and was its chair for three years. Pat is for growth that is planned and will take infrastructure into account while being careful with taxpayer dollars. Pat believes in and is open and above the board about any incentives given by the city. He takes the time to engage with our citizens to understand what concerns our community. Pat is someone who says what he’s going to do and then does it. He is the kind of visionary our city needs.

Help restore the humility, integrity and balance our city needs by electing Pat McFall to Ward I City Council.

Chauncey Taylor

Land of love

Elect a council that will represent all residents

Does the city council help the people who elected them? Did their actions reduce taxes? Have they reduced congestion on our roads? With the current majority, businesses come in and get grants and developers get waivers while forming metropolitan areas that hurt their owners. Is this the Loveland we want?

An excellent letter to the editor-in-chief during the last election took us on a tour of the wasteland of the city. This is where you will see the advertisements for applicants supported by Realtors and Developers. Yes, it’s Overcash and the rest of the candidates who scoff at laws specifying a non-partisan city council with their clearly well-funded cynical efforts to eliminate all representation of Loveland residents and call it “unity.” Conservatives and Republicans are important to Loveland, but not the individuals who claim to represent their views while hurting us all.

Loveland is a big, well-run city, and the owners have rights, so there will be growth. Let’s elect a mayor and city council and task them with representing all residents of Loveland while ensuring that development pays them their fair share, improves our lives and does not raise taxes. Elect Marsh, Molloy, Street, Luithly and Wyrick.

Pierre Raymond

Land of love

Don’t let the ideology of hate rule our schools

Much press is given to the conflict at school council meetings, even here at TSD, and the educational institution blames the parents. But the root of the problem lies in the sweeping changes advocated by public school administrators. Parents don’t want their children to be taught controversial versions of the story that are too grievance-oriented and unrealistically expecting equal outcomes for students with different goals, talents, and efforts.

America has a history of hope and success based on opportunities that surpass those of virtually any country in the world and in history. Many groups have been rejected including Latinos, Jews, Catholics, Poles, Hungarians, Blacks and who knows how many more, but our country has seen millions of people rise above and succeed. with perseverance and effort despite these unfavorable circumstances. This is why our country is still a beacon of hope for most countries of the world, and we cannot let the ideology of hate rule our schools.

This election votes for hope, not “more of the same” that has been so damaging to our children of late.

Chris Kelly

Land of love

It’s time to make a change; vote Overcash

I wanted to respond to a recent letter to the editor regarding Don Overcash, which has my full support. The writer of the letter said the reason people should vote for Mayor Marsh is because Don Overcash is a member of city council and a special election to fill his seat would cost money if he won. Really, is that a reason to keep Mayor Marsh? I do not think so. His mediocre and short-sighted policies will cost us more.

Also, was Overcash a disruption that fractured city council at the expense of the city? Let’s remember who voted against helping businesses in a second lockdown by the county health department: Mayor Marsh and Councilor Samson. Also, let’s not forget that Mayor Marsh served a lawsuit on a council member during a meeting. Mayor Marsh was the main force in the consulting division, and we also lost the interest of many developers and companies who could have come to Loveland.

It should also be remembered that Overcash was twice elected deputy mayor. Loveland residents like me have had enough of Mayor Marsh, and the time for a change is now. Vote for Overcash to bring Loveland back to his place.

Christian Jorgensen

Land of love

Norma A. Roth