Letter to the editor: We need representative with substance
To the editor:
In my opinion our current State Representative Jeff Backer has been a very
divisive figure. As a politician he has figured out how to surround himself
with hardcore supporters and to shut out any other voices from among his
constituents. When asked about actual issues of concern he always starts his
response with a talking point: "Well if the Democrats wouldn't ..."
This kind of politics is tiresome. Our district is made up of real people
with real concerns, for their kids, for their elderly relatives, and for
their futures. Murray Smart is the better choice to represent us. He's a
uniter, not a divider.
Murray is an educator and a lifelong resident of West Central Minnesota. He's an
avid outdoorsman committed to our heritage of hunting, fishing, and habitat
preservation. While his primary issues are healthcare and education, Murray
takes seriously the concerns of everyone he meets. He actually listens, which
is really refreshing.