Election Letter -- Congress: Wheeler

March 24, 2014 

According to his March 7 letter, Lenny Perkins' candidate for the congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Doc Hastings would not be a politician, would be an honest citizen, smart, faithful, loyal, perceptive, a believer in a higher power, a good listener, a good decision maker and a fearless leader.

His candidate would not form an exploratory committee, not know influential people who could bundle up some money for the candidate's campaign, not have an address book with the names of people "in positions" who are well known and lend their names to the campaign.

This candidate would make it clear that he or she is an American first and would not sell or trade votes for future favors. Perkins wants the public servant, as envisioned by our founders, to return now.

That is a huge burden for most candidates running to replace Mr. Hastings. The nearest person to fit these requirements is Jamie Wheeler. I have experienced watching Jamie tirelessly organize locally, travel to Washington, D.C., speak in public, and mature as a proponent of the Fair Tax. She is the only candidate who has announced she will limit the amount of money she will accept to fund her campaign. She is an independent-thinking person who deserves our support.

DAN SUTER, West Richland

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