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July 6, 2014

PUBLIC FORUM: Letters for Sunday, July 6, 2014

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It has been deeply touching to see how the community has come together to assist us in our fight.

Ami Hood

Logansport

A voice of the people,for the people

In November 2013, I was finishing my last semester of college when I heard John Dale announce his candidacy for Indiana’s District 4 congressional seat running on the democratic ticket. John had been my high school social studies and government teacher at Western Boone High School, an incredible teacher and one of the inspirations for me to go into education myself. As soon as I heard he intended to run, I immediately gave John a call and offered any assistance I could. After all it was the least I could do for a role model that had so drastically shaped my future.

I know that John is the right person to represent our district, as he is a true representative of the people of the Indiana’s 4th District. He is a farmer and raises livestock, he is a graduate of Harrison High School, and Wabash College. He teaches government in Western Boone High School and coaches wrestling at Southwestern Middle School. He is a man that intently listens and cares about people’s feelings and thoughts. He understands the difficulties of people and is always attempting to help them, these are traits that our representative must have, and he has shown them all to me first hand.

He is the type of person that anyone in our district can connect to or have something in common with. He is not a lawyer, or a career politician, he is a man who is frustrated by the actions of our congress and wants to make sure that our district is adequately represented. As John travels around the district, I encourage everyone to meet him and talk to him. Without change, congress will continue to stagnate, work for their own interests, and be dishonest with the American people. This is why we must have John Dale representing us here in Indiana’s District 4, a voice of the people, for the people.

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