McAdams' grasp of the issues will make him a good senator

Posted: Sunday, October 31, 2010

As a retired teacher, I feel the need to remind my friends and neighbors to be sure to vote on Tuesday. I am sure that your readers are concerned citizens and are planning to vote anyway but after seeing how Sitka's mayoral race was decided by two votes, I felt a reminder was appropriate.

I am going to vote for Scott McAdams for U.S. Senate on Tuesday. I have known him for a number of years and consider him a friend. When he was going through his teacher training, he was a student teacher in my American Government class at Sitka High School. I was impressed by his intelligence and character then and have had that impression reinforced throughout the current campaign. I believe he will represent the people of Alaska honestly and fairly. I think he will look at issues from our perspective and vote in our interests rather than be bound by a narrow ideological focus or rigid party lines.

We used to be in an exercise group called "Big Men Walking," and during our laps of the track, we got to know each other well. I miss having the opportunity to talk daily about the current state of the nation. He is a voracious reader and has a strong command of the issues. I am positive when he gets to Washington, he will be quick on the uptake and will be a credit to our state.

I urge you to vote. I hope you'll vote for McAdams.

Ted Howard

Sitka



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