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By CVN Staff 

Vote for change on assembly


September 30, 2010

I think it was about a year ago when I last wrote about our borough assembly. If I remember right, there were some mutterings over the assembly's inability to listen to and represent the people of Haines. I remember chastening the good people of Haines that if they do not get involved and vote in the elections, they have no right to complain about the resulting assembly's job performance.

Now's our chance for change! Our local election is near. We have some exciting people running for the assembly this year that can give this community new life. I refer to Karen Hess and Linda Geise. Both of these dynamic ladies are common-sense conservatives, just what we need to shake things up in our stagnant borough government. Both have prior experience in our local government; they can hit the ground running. Both understand the needs of our small businesses, and know just what the borough can do to help them provide jobs and boost our economy.

We each have the responsibility to exercise our civic duty as Americans, to take a few minutes out of our day, Tuesday Oct. 5. Get up, go out and vote!

Vote for Linda Geise for Seat B. Vote (write-in) for Karen Hess for Seat E. I most certainly will, with pride.

Ady Milos