Letters to the Editor: Peterson Support for PC School Board



Support Peterson for PC School Board

Parents are attending school board meetings across the United States, hoping to find a listener. Victoria Peterson, candidate for the City of Port Clinton School Board, is a children’s advocate – a listener.

The school board is primarily responsible for setting educational goals and establishing policy for the school system. Today, the curriculum taught to American children is imbued with a divisive philosophy based on skin color, faith, or style. It can be subtle or militarized. The curriculum is not the direct responsibility of the board. However, the board represents parents, children and the community, as well as the school system – a team collaboration.

Victoria Peterson has demonstrated throughout her life that she advocates for children: to listen, to seek and to facilitate their well-being, in Ohio and around the world.

Many believe that diversity on a board is good, a team perspective to understand and solve challenges. With your vote, Victoria Peterson will join the Board of Trustees as a Child Advocate, in partnership with the good business minds already on the City of Port Clinton School Board. Diversity and passion make a great team.

Vote for Victoria Peterson on November 2.

Connie focht


Support Roberts for the Fremont Council

I am writing the little letter with reference to the historical events that took place in Fremont. Like him or hate him, it is undeniable that Bishop Andy Roberts of the Church of God is a furious fighter in our republic and our communities.

As he has always promoted positive American values, fighting for human rights, racial and social justice, civil rights and spiritual and First Amendment religious rights for all with whom he comes in contact.

And has a change effect through awareness, advocacy, activism and aid. Roberts is truly a watchdog for the people. In 2019, he was the first to request a diversity and inclusion liaison and address the need to hire more people from minority backgrounds.

He fought for different communities, identities that faced many struggles. Roberts serving the people – helping the people – leading the people – that’s a ministry to him.

He always promised that he would eliminate the broken political system that only serves himself. For far too long it has ignored and undermined people who are like us, who come from families like ours and who deserve to be represented and have opportunities like anyone else.

So, with that, let’s welcome the new Fremont firefighters as well as our two new police officers. It was historic because these are our first black female officers and our first black firefighter.

Roberts may have lost his race for mayor, but thanks to him reporting these issues and still at Town Hall about it, now we have a change.

Let’s celebrate and welcome our new Town Firefighters, Congratulations to Trey Grine, Garret Schneider and Derrick Berkel and to Town Police Officers Jada Fortune and Dorian Bulger.

I also encourage everyone to vote for Roberts on November 2 for city council.

Bishop Lee Bowling


JudicialVoteCount.com offers non-partisan information

With less than two weeks until Election Day, I want to remind Ohioans of the Judicial Votes Count resource to help them with their choice of judge.

JudicialVotesCount.com is a non-partisan website that features the biographies of municipal court candidates running for judges. Ohio voters in 23 counties will decide on 47 judge positions on Nov. 2.

In addition to candidate biographies, the website describes what judges do, the duties of different courts, and videos on how the Ohio court system works.

The Judicial Votes Count initiative is the only statewide information resource covering all court races in the state each year. Not only does this help Ohioans learn about the important work judges do in our communities, it also shines a spotlight on applicants every year who are invited to explain their qualifications and why they are running as a judge.

Judicial Votes Count is a collaboration between the Ohio State Bar Association, the League of Women Voters of Ohio, the Bliss Institute for Applied Politics at the University of Akron, the Ohio Newspaper Association, the Ohio Association of Broadcasters and me -same.

I urge all voters to visit JudicialVotesCount.com to find out more about who is on the ballot so they can knowledgeable votes for Ohio judges.

Maureen O’Connor

Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court


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