Door County Daily News Opinion 20 Latest Opinion Articles 2014-10-21T12:23:14Z Letter To The Editor - Kitchens Would Be Strong For Environment <a href=";id=148715" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> I am writing in response to the recent letter speculating that, because he is a large animal veterinarian, Joel Kitchens would favor weak environmental laws.&nbsp; The writer obviously does not know Joel Kitchens.&nbsp; I have known Joel for many y... Robert H. Hoover 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Letter To The Editor - Kuhns Supports Joe Majeski <a href=";id=148713" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Joe Majeski is running for the Wisconsin State Assembly representing the 1st District.&nbsp; Joe Majeski is the person we need for this seat to represent this important part of Wisconsin. I have known Joe for many years, and have great respect for hi... Roger Kuhns 2014-10-20T05:00:00Z Letter To The Editor: Next Governor? <a href=";id=148504" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>People think politicians are just people who only work to enhance their self image and do anything to get backing money to keep their jobs. Look at the person who with the very RICH backers took away the basic union rights of all public worters excep... Ken Karwowski 2014-10-17T21:00:00Z Letter To The Editor: Sternard for Door County Sheriff <a href=";id=147795" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Dear Door County Residents: I am responding to the letter written by Richard Woldt in Wednesday&rsquo;s Advocate in support of Steve Delarwelle.&nbsp; This letter is in support of Lt. Tammy Sternard. While Steve is the &ldquo;weapon&rsquo;s armorer... Sherry Sommers 2014-10-13T05:00:00Z Letter to the Editor: Majeski Will Protect Our Water <a href=";id=147794" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Dear Editor, Joe Majeski, is running for 1st assembly. His integrity, ability to find compromise, and commitment to do what's right are well established in our community. Joe Majeski clearly understands both sides of the conflict between highly prof... Mitch Leavitt 2014-10-13T16:00:00Z Letters To The Editor: Unions Not In The Public Interest For State Employees <a href=";id=147687" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Is it in the public interest that state employees be unionized? &nbsp; It's a question that I would like both candidates for the 1st&nbsp;Wisconsin Assembly District&nbsp;to answer. &nbsp; I fear, however,&nbsp;that Joe Majeski, the long-time&nbs... Tom Felhofer 2014-10-13T05:00:00Z Letter to the Editor: Do You Have An Acceptable Voter ID? <a href=";id=147684" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Dear Editor: Do you have an acceptable Voter ID? This includes a driver&rsquo;s license, state ID or passport. You can check and see what else is acceptable by going to or contacting your municipal clerk. Some people do not have ... Sandy Brown and Dawn VanderVoort 2014-10-13T09:30:00Z Letter To The Editor - Political Manure Spreading <a href=";id=147564" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Last week I received two expensive full-color negative brochures attacking Joe Majeski.&nbsp; They were from a lobbying group called the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC) located in Madison. &nbsp;According to their website the &ldquo;WMC IM... Dan Powers 2014-10-11T13:00:00Z Letter To The Editor: Honored To Be A Candidate For First Assembly <a href=";id=146668" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Hi Folks...Thanks for the opportunity. I am honored to be a candidate for the 1st Assembly.&nbsp; As a school psychologist, medical clinic administrator and 24 year principal, I have always tried to set an example for my colleagues and teach my stud... Joe Majeski, First District Assembly Candidate 2014-10-06T05:00:00Z Letter To The Editor - Help Those Who Don't Have ID To Obtain One <a href=";id=146422" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> &nbsp; Do you have an acceptable Voter ID? Does your neighbor? Grandparent? Think about the people you know who may not have the most common form of ID: a Wisconsin driver's license. Often these are the elderly or individuals with a disability and... Sandy Brown and Shirley Senarighi 2014-10-03T05:00:00Z Letter To The Editor - United Way Carefully Evaluates Before Allocating Funds <a href=";id=146420" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> &nbsp; In June and July of this year it was my honor and privilege to serve on the United Way of Door County&rsquo;s Community Investment Committee. It is this committee&rsquo;s responsibility to receive and rigorously evaluate requests for United... Jeff Ottum 2014-10-03T05:00:00Z CIVIL DISCOURSE - An Occasional Attempt To Restore Civility to Our Civic Discourse <a href=";id=146003" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> &nbsp; Thanks to Republican Joel Kitchens and Democrat Joe Majeski for accepting our invitation to debate. Both candidates for the First Assembly District seat will face off in a 90-minute debate at 7 PM October 23rd on 96.7FM WBDK.&nbsp; If you ... Roger Utnehmer, President and CEO 2014-10-01T11:30:00Z Letter to the Editor: What We've Learned About Mary Burke <a href=";id=144804" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>First we find out that the company&nbsp;co-owned by Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke builds over 99% of its bicycles overseas. This, while she's trying to&nbsp;convince us that she can create jobs in Wisconsin. &nbsp; Now, we discover t... Tom Felhofer 2014-09-22T16:30:00Z Letter To The Editor: If You Don't Have A Voter ID, Get One <a href=";id=144791" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Dear Editor: The League of Women Voters wants to ensure that every eligible voter is able to vote in the upcoming elections. We hope people will check to see if they have an acceptable ID by contacting their municipal clerk or going to http://gab.wi... Sandy Brown and Peter Sigmann 2014-09-22T15:00:00Z Letter To The Editor - Sturgeon Bay Resident Supports Majeski <a href=";id=140351" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Now that Republican candidates have been reduced to one I want to comment on the pre-Primary League of Women Voters Forum. As candidates answered a wide range of questions, it became self evident that Joe Majeski, the Democratic candidate is the best... John Harris 2014-08-20T17:00:00Z Hot Diggity Dog! <a href=";id=139859" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>We&rsquo;re living in a sausage-centric society. (I dare you to try saying that three times fast!) Restaurants are popping up all over Chicago that focus on the mighty sausage and all types of charcuterie. Sausages, once confined to German restauran... Zola, Plan Z DIet 2014-08-17T11:00:00Z CIVIL DISCOURSE: An Occasional Attempt To Restore Civility to Our Civic Discourse <a href=";id=139466" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>What appeared to be a record crowd at last week&rsquo;s Shanty Days in Algoma proves organizers really know how to put on a great event.&nbsp; From litter, traffic and crowd control to a well-organized parade, food and beer stands and music, the 2014... Roger Utnehmer, President and CEO, 2014-08-13T15:00:00Z Letter To The Editor - What I Want in a Representative <a href=";id=138876" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>As a citizen and voter I am weary of candidates, of any party, who run&nbsp;for office to promote personal partisan agendas. My hackles also rise every time&nbsp;I hear a candidate talk about &ldquo;What the people want&rdquo;, or &ldquo;Americans wa... Dan Powers 2014-08-08T17:15:00Z Letter To The Editor - Algoma Resident Supports Majeski In Assembly Race <a href=";id=138574" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Dear Editor: We here in Kewaunee County look forward to the day when the League of Women Voters (LWV) can bring pre-election candidate forums to our county. &nbsp; The 1st Assembly Forum held in southern Door County on July 23rd by the Door County ... John Pabich 2014-08-06T16:00:00Z Letter To The Editor - Joel Kitchens the right choice for Door and Kewaunee County <a href=";id=136989" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>I would like to encourage every voter in Door and Kewaunee Counties to vote for Joel Kitchens.&nbsp; I had the opportunity to work with Joel for the past eight years as Superintendent of the Sturgeon Bay School District and I am convinced that he is ... Joe Stutting 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z