Do not rubber stamp your vote

It seems that autumn is coming fast, with the Fulton County Fair 0ver, schools already in session, and the mid-term Congressional election looming over us. With the hustle and bustle that comes with the reorganizing of our lives in this season, sometimes we forget to focus on the upcoming election. I am writing to ask the voters of the 5th District to think carefully about how they vote this November.

The 5th Congressional District of Ohio has been one of the safest districts for the Republican Party since 1938. Indeed prior to 1938, our district had been a swing district. But for the last 50 years, aside from the interim years when Paul Gillmor (R) represented the district, this district has been represented by a member of the Latta family.

It truly is time for a change. Bob Latta is a nice man, with a lovely family, but that does not make him a good Representative of the 5th District. He is a rubber stamp for every bill put forth by the Republican majority in Congress. The tearing apart of the ACA, the tax cut for the top 1 percent of our citizens, and the separation of children from their parents at our southern border are all things that Bob Latta has “gone along with.” He is not a leader, he is a follower.

We deserve better. Please, please, do not just rubber stamp your vote for Bob Latta this year. We need change, and your vote does make a difference. Vote for Michael Galbraith, who is a leader who will be a great represent for the families of the 5th District.

Kristen Jemmott