Regarding John Severson’s letter (“Why say ‘Democrat’ but not ‘Republican,’ ” May 27). Mr.Severson, labels are for bugs and file folders, they rarely describe who people really are.
I am not a Democrat, Republican or nonpartisan; I am an educated voter.
Mr.Severson stated: “Republican extremes seem much farther apart than are Democratic extremes.”
I disagree. Both parties and their supporters are so far out of touch with the voters of our country that we are seeing a large percentage of them, including myself, supporting candidates who stand on their own. SLO County has one of those individuals running for 3rd District Supervisor.
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That individual is Dan Carpenter. Dan, unlike one of his opponents, is not bought and paid for by political parties touting their own agenda, wealthy developers or outsiders. A man who treats everyone with respect even when he disagrees with them (including me). As a SLO city councilman he is an honest, hardworking, a multi-generational resident who is genuinely concerned about San Luis Obispo County and its residents, regardless of their political affiliations. So I am asking the residents of District 3 to vote for Carpenter and elect someone who can stand on his own.
Michelle Tasseff, San Luis Obispo