Jay has her vote
A Letter in the Oct. 14 Tomahawk Leader:
In a few short weeks we will be going to the polls to elect local and national leaders. At this time we are seeing and hearing political ads and trying to determine the best candidate to vote for. I am delighted to have as a fellow parishioner and personal friend a gentleman who is running for the 35th District Assembly seat. For the past three years, I have worked with Jay Schmelling and his wife, Debra, on the parish summer carnival and chicken dinner, one of the biggest fundraisers for our parish. I find him to be intelligent, kind, hard working and sincere. He is always encouraging and appreciative to the people who volunteer for the many activities involved in putting on the carnival. Even though our carnival only lasts one day, all the planning and organizing goes on for several months before and after and he is involved from beginning to end.
Jay has been in the construction industry, has been involved in collective bargaining and has had an active role with the Bio-Industry Alliance, working to promote renewable energy. One of his statements to me, regards his concern for legislators who are absent when they should be in Madison and he is resolved to be present and active in the legislature. One of his main concerns is health care and especially care for children with disabilities such as autism.
I sincerely hope that your readers will get to know Jay and his excellent qualities and then give him their vote on Nov. 4. I promise you, he has my vote!