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Hello, fellow voice readers. It is interesting to note the tone and content of most of the entries today. I am surprised at the personal and vituperative nature of the comments by many. It seems that those taking the time to write are more interested in personal attacks on gay people, union people, and business people than in discussing the issues.

That is one more reason to support Todd Gloria: he doesn’t play that game.

Todd uses his energy and considerable intellect to tackle tough issues. He has proven his independence by suing developers who don’t play by the rules—and winning, to the benefit of all of us. He opposed the 301 University Ave. development in Hillcrest because it was too dense and would create traffic problems. He has worked effectively as a congressional aide to help bring federal resources to improve our city.

Bill Clinton was only three years older than Todd when he became governor of Arkansas. Todd has been working at the grassroots in local charity and political causes since he was a teenager. He brings people together and works to get things done. That is why he supported by such an incredible number of people — firefighters and police officers, teachers, health care workers and many more.

If you think our city is best served by candidates who spend their energy attacking others, you would be well served to vote for someone else. All you will get from Todd Gloria is intelligence, honesty, and hard work. You’ll need to count on others for the fireworks. Personally, I would rather have substance than fluff and flame, but I guess that’s why we have elections, so people can choose for themselves.

— BOB NELSON

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