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Loschke looks out for working class

Dear Editor,

As a citizen of Parachute since 1984, I have a few comments to make about the upcoming election for mayor. I have observed John Loschke and his accomplishments for the past 18 years. He started out in our community like all of us hard-working citizens, with very little.

He stands for the working-class people and understands their needs more than someone who is retired and has already raised children. It is very different in our present society today than what it was many years ago. John is fully aware of what it takes to raise children today. He is also more than willing to stand up for his taxpayers.

John has been on the school board and has the inside perspective of what our schools are facing at this time. He has been involved with our youth and their needs, which is critical in our town. He has always been willing to participate in our community and assist in any way he could.

He will help our community even when he knows it is a controversial issue, and has the stamina to stand up, mediate and work through issues. Some of the time it is a difficult task, which takes someone like John, who has the experience to handle the controversies of a community and the ability to resolve issues.

I have a concern about our community if John is not re-elected mayor. It takes a lot of knowledge of the workings of our town to be able to be mayor. Our town trustees and town staff work hard to understand all the rules, regulations and new laws that face communities on a regular basis. It is worrisome to think that someone can come in as mayor with no prior knowledge of what it takes to run the town.

I know John has the knowledge to be the mayor of our town. His 17 years of experience will lend to that. He knows the people of our community. I am comfortable with that because he is a hard-working parent himself. He cares about the children and the schools of this community. We need someone looking over our children and their best interests. I feel a retired person would have a difficult time understanding these needs.

Please do not misunderstand me. I feel Mrs. Hayward has done an excellent job with the committees she has been on and is on. Those committee are much different than running a town. Maybe it would be nice if she could just concentrate on the Historical Society, which she has done a fine job with.

We need a strong leader, and that would be John Loschke.


Kristen L. Penner


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