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To the Times of Ti:

I have been following this (Hague) election debate from its inception and I am alarmed at the denigrating remark made by Mr. (EJ) Siwek toward the current highway superintendent, Don Smith.

For the record, Mr. Siwek says Dan Belden asked him to run. Not true and denied by Mr. Belden when he was asked by many people. Dan even has a Don Smith sign on his lawn, but no Siwek sign. At candidates night I specifically asked Mr. Siwek if he had a CDL license and the answer was no, if he had ever driven a snow plow at night like the highway personnel do and the answer was no. Based on his resume wouldn’t he have been known as a project engineer and the answer was yes.

Mr. Siwek is a eloquent speaker but a candidate without any experience for this job. Mr. Siwek speaks of his background and experience but I am informed he is or was a educator. He says he has operated a range of equipment, but gives no specifics as to where and when.

The superintendent’s job has been adequately filled by the veteran Highway Superintendent Don Smith for the past four years and I would encourage the knowledgeable voters of Hague to vote for Don Smith. He has the experience, Mr. Siwek has the rhetoric.

Gene Moran, Hague

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