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Letter to the editor

Student encourages voting, supports Gregory for Sheriff

October 21, 2010

This Nov. 2 will be a big deal for those who plan to make their voices heard.  I have been researching candidates for many weeks now in order to make sure that I make the best voting decisions this upcoming election. Nancy Hove, the current incumbent for Pierce County Sheriff will be defending her seat from two other candidates, Tom Gunderson and write in candidate Oake C. Gregory. I have looked at the platforms for all three and to be perfectly honest, I found Oake C. Gregory to be the most promising of the candidates.

I was really impressed to find that Oake C. Gregory plans to “donate 30% of my Sheriff’s salary (after taxes, approximately $20,000 per year) to starting a safe and supportive youth center, especially for at risk teens, to help improve their lives and reduce future crime in the county.” This is an idea that is not only refreshing, but necessary considering many of our youth could use such a facility to give them alternate options for activities.

Oake also emphasizes protecting our Constitutional Rights and putting an end to domestic violence, so that people in Pierce County can have a safe home to go to. If you are interested in getting more information on Mr. Oake C. Gregory, his website is www.sheriffoake.com. I plan to Write-In “Oake C. Gregory” for Pierce County Sheriff. I highly encourage each and every one of you readers to read up on the candidates and decide for yourself. Perhaps through your research you will come to find why I have decided to vote for Oake. Regardless of whom you plan to vote for, just vote.

Ali A. Haifawi
student