It is with pleasure that I read about your candidacy as State Representative for Ohio. I appreciate your willingness to step up to this responsibility. My memory of you is that you have always been concerned about the welfare of others and have never hesitated to speak up for justice and offer compassion to those who do not feel empowered to advocate for themselves. You have been on the cutting edge of important issues – and, at times – been criticized for doing so. However, criticism did not deter you from what you believed to be the right thing to do. I am not a critic; I am a supporter.
You are a native Australian but I know you embrace the best of what the United States can be. You believe in our systems of justice and the right to speak to issues that seem unfair. We are better because you became a citizen of our great country.
If I were still a resident of Ohio and of your voting district, I would vote for you. God bless you for your courage and your diligence.
Thank you for persistently caring for your neighbors.
The Reverend Terry Heck, Retired
Formerly pastor of Bellbrook United Methodist Church