To the editor:
Do not be deflected or have your vote swayed by out-of-state PACs' money and their ridiculous accusations and other misleading ads.
There are people who have that extra intellect and special way of doing things, and Congressman Owens is one of them. Over the years, I have watched him lead conversations with a broad and diverse set of people on his public television roundtable program. I have been able to chat with him over the years at a number of events and also just in passing, so I think I have a good understanding of how he thinks and comes to reasonable views and decisions. I have also watched him interact with people who were very passionate and had opposing views, and he was very engaged and willing to hear them out fully. Then, with a calm, very informed reply, he was able to either persuade the person otherwise or at least to have that person be willing to agree that Rep. Owens had a good grasp of the situation and a clear understanding of the other person's viewpoint.
This basic understanding of what we, the people of the newly expanded 21st District, want and need, along with his being more than willing to work with Republican, Democratic and independent representatives in Congress, is what we need. Everyone who has been tracking the facts knows that Bill Owens is the right person to keep in Congress.
We have one of the best congressmen in the country working for us. Vote Bill Owens!