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Letters to the editor — Oct. 8

Besse gives hope

I vote because I believe voting is my best chance to get a hopeful government — hope for affordable health care, hope for a healthy environment, hope for excellent and fairly-funded public education, hope for good jobs with fair pay, hope for a fair and just society, and hope for legislators who do the right thing for all people.

This year I am thinking a lot about the qualities of an excellent leader.

• Believes in and understands democracy
• Has integrity
• Encourages cooperation
• Has concern for all his constituents
• Works with civility and respect for others
• Has experience
• Listens to all sides of an argument
• Works hard
• Communicates clearly

I can say without reservation that in N.C. House District 74 we have a candidate who checks all those boxes and will provide the kind of thought-filled positive leadership that we need and want.

Dan Besse is that candidate. Dan will listen to and serve all his constituents and fill a seat in the N.C. House that will make a difference.

Whether you decide to vote by absentee mail-in ballot, early voting, or on Nov. 3, vote for Dan Besse for N.C. House District 74. You will be proud.

— Elizabeth O’Meara
Clemmons

A vote for Besse and LeGrand

We need members in the North Carolina General Assembly who are concerned about issues that affect all of us North Carolinians, especially those who have lost jobs, are behind in their housing payments, and lack health insurance. And let’s not forget our schools and the students they serve. Public tax money should go to public schools that are accountable for what they do and how they spend taxpayer money.

For these reasons, I support electing Terri LeGrand and Dan Besse to the North Carolina General Assembly. I have personally known both these outstanding individuals for many years. During that time I have observed their intelligence, their honesty and integrity and their dedication to make our community and state better for all of us.

I urge your support, too.

— Judi Lawson Wallace
Winston-Salem