[r82] Letter to the Editor (11/1/2013)

Friday, November 1, 2013

Start Date: 11/1/2013 Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Date: 11/1/2013 End Time: 8:00 AM
Dear Editor,

In the news last week was a brief piece about Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann making stops in Noble and LaGrange Counties as part of her Listen and Learn Tour. This tour of all 92 counties in Indiana to meet with local business leaders and elected officials is quite an undertaking, conveying an emphasis on grassroots governing that ensures all of Indiana is heard.

I would like to extend my gratitude to Lt. Gov. Ellspermann for making a stop in our community and taking the time to truly listen to our ideas, opinions and concerns. It says a lot about her dedication to Indiana and how seriously she takes her role as a leader of many of our state’s most important sectors. 

Lt. Gov. Ellspermann’s mission is to “strengthen Indiana’s rural economies and communities through capacity building, advocacy and innovation in agriculture, small business, tourism, defense development, housing and community economic development.” She is doing her very best to follow through on this mission, for which I respect her greatly.

My goals are very similar in that I want to do everything I can to strengthen our community. Just like the lieutenant governor, I want to hear your ideas of how to make our district better. As elected officials, we work together to ensure that our actions, decisions and policies are based on what is truly best for Hoosiers.

Again, I want to thank Lt. Gov. Ellspermann for her service to our state and her willingness to uphold the duties of her office to the fullest extent possible. Her leadership will keep rural Indiana strong, and I look forward to continuing to work with her on the issues that matter most to our community.

State Representative David Ober