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Letter to the Editor

BY DI READERS | DECEMBER 01, 2009 7:20 AM

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Special election a boon for citizens

Regarding Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek’s Nov. 17 letter, I helped to collect signatures for a special election to fill the vacant supervisor’s seat. I became involved when Janelle Rettig was appointed to fill the seat.

There has to be integrity in our system. That’s why we stood on the street, in parking lots — all over — and got the signatures. We didn’t misrepresent anything. I don’t remember Pulkrabek approaching us or asking us about our petition. I would like Pulkrabek to tell us what we said that was not true.

It is incredible that our county sheriff has used his official position to come out against a grass-roots effort. We want a voice in our government. Did Pulkrabek write a letter to the editor about his budget and a needed deputy when Janelle Rettig co-chaired the $20 million bond that passed last year?

Your right to vote is a nonpartisan issue. This is about fairness in government and our election process and not hand-selecting your best friend for the Board of Supervisors.

Can Pulkrabek explain how we are criminals for wanting to vote? He is sending an intimidating message to the community that is unprecedented for a sheriff acting in an official capacity.

I encourage everyone to vote in the special election on Jan. 19.

Katherine Ryan Hogendorn
Solon resident


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