Letters to the Editor

Let's hire Miller-Meeks

To the editor:

Are you as tired as I am of hearing about all the despicable qualities certain political candidates possess? The primary means of campaigning nowadays seems to be a contest to see who can sling the most mud at their opponent. I propose that, as voters, we approach the forthcoming election as “employers” seeking to hire the best person we can to work for us and not as “judges” for a popularity contest.

Two individuals are presently applying for the job of state senator. I’m sure both are quality applicants, but as employers, we would certainly benefit by “hiring” the one better suited for the job. One of the best ways to judge a potential employee is to examine their background and personal history to determine their qualifications and work history.

I hate to hear candidates say “I’ll fight for this!” or “I won’t allow that!,” as if they are running on a single issue or they are the only person with the right idea. It seems to me there is already enough “fighting” in the political realm nowadays. I’m ready for some work to get done.

I have no negative comments about her fellow applicant, but would urge my fellow voters to consider the work history, determination, experience and qualifications of Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks. I believe she is the most qualified to serve us and our state. As “employers,” we would be wise to consider the facts that by growing up in a large family, Dr. Miller-Meeks certainly learned the value of compromise without sacrificing principles.

By working her way through the educational requirements needed to become a medical doctor and serving her country in the United States Army, where she rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, she has shown she has the work ethic, intelligence, and drive to be an outstanding employee. In consideration of the responsibilities, tasks, and positions she has held and fulfilled, there can be no doubt she is the employee I will vote to hire.

- Mike McDonough, Ottumwa