To the editor:
(Re: “Our election picks. What are yours?” Oct. 1, 2020) I agree that everyone should look very closely at each candidate’s character and position on the issues. That is exactly why your picks have me scratching my head. You specifically point out Nate Zimdars’ support of a fair redistricting process and his opposing of public dollars for private school vouchers as reasons you endorse him. But then you also endorse Joan Ballweg (a very nice lady) who believes, and votes, the exact opposite on both of those issues. You also say you “hope” Joan will follow Senator Olsen’s example of conscience independence. Do I have to remind you that Joan has a 16-year voting record? The fact that you have to “hope” she will makes me wonder if your endorsements are as you say; shallow, intellectually vacuous, or worse.
— Lisa Pauli