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This week's letters encourage voters to check the box for Marc Anderson, Fred Hartley and Art Marine.

Anderson right choice for Aurora Fire board

To the editor:

As always I have given much thought as to how I will vote in the current election.

I will vote for Marc Anderson without hesitation. He has always supported the volunteers at Aurora Fire District, he supports and works well with the new Chief.

He understands the many challenges Aurora Fire District faces and works hard to make sure our tax money is used wisely for the district.

If you have not already mailed in your ballot, I would encourage you to also vote for Marc Anderson for Aurora Fire District Board Director Position 4.

I would also encourage you to vote 'yes' for Ballot Measure 24-438 so we would have 24 hour EMT/Firefighting coverage.

Carol Yoder


Experience a new voice for Aurora Fire District

To the editor:

Ballots have arrived. Voters have two important choices: Aurora Fire Board Directors and the Aurora Fire Option Levy.

When two-year Position #4 became available on the Aurora Fire District Board, Fred Hartley filed first. Having served on the board myself for 25 years, I am glad to see this fine member of our community step up to fire board service.

Fred's four years on the Donald City Council and his years of public service on city boards and commissions, demonstrate his diligence and work ethic. During my service on the Donald Planning Commission, I saw Councilor Fred Hartley and Mayor Daroll Nicholson work together to find solutions, make tough budget decisions, and work through many challenges facing our growing city.

I am also supporting the Aurora Fire District Option Levy. Volunteers and students serve our growing community, but there should be at least one professional responder on every call. This levy is critical for maintaining the high level of service that we expect. It will help to keep Aurora and Donald safer.

Join me in supporting Fred Hartley and the Aurora Fire District Option Levy this election. Thank you.

Donna Hammang

Former Aurora Fire District Board member


Marine the candidate for Canby School Board

To the editor:

Art Marine is running for Position No. 5 on the Canby School Board. I came to know Art through his connection to our schools while I taught in Canby for the last 19 years of my teaching career.

Among the many things Art has done for our schools and students are serving as president of Trost PTA, serving as president of the Canby Booster Club, coordinating the Missoula Children's Theater Canby, regularly volunteering at school fundraisers and events, supervising a variety of after school/extra curricular activities, and along with his wife Angelica, helping bring the world to our students' doorstep by hosting 10 foreign exchange students during the course of their five children's attendance in Canby public schools.

The hours Art has spent making Canby schools a better place for our students are uncountable.

Additionally, Art's 35 years of experience in the mortgage banking industry will be a great asset when it comes to evaluating district budget and finance decisions.

There is no better candidate for Position No. 5. I urge you to vote for Art Marine for Canby School Board.

Kathleen Jeskey


Open the windows at Aurora Fire—

vote Fred Hartley

To the editor:

The Aurora Fire Board election means more this year than ever before. The needs of the District grow with the increasing population and calls for service. The District is transitioning from being a primarily volunteer Fire District to one more reliant on professional firefighters.

These changes make it more important than ever to bring in new, experienced, and proven board members to help make the policy, budget and priority decisions needed to keep the District able to meet new challenges.

I know Fred Hartley, have seen his good work on the Donald City Council and the Donald Budget Committee, and strongly recommend him to other District voters for election to the Aurora Fire Board.

Let's open the windows and let some fresh air into the Aurora Fire District Board—Please join me in voting for Fred Hartley for Position Number 4!

Rachel Leo


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