Alphin ‘willing to compromise’

Published 7:28 pm Saturday, May 6, 2017

To the Editor:

I am neither Republican nor Democrat and definitely not extreme in either direction of ideology. Sometimes I am conservative in my thinking, yet other times I have a more open, liberal viewpoint.

Whichever party, I vote for the people I believe most closely feel as I do about most issues, and these days, frankly, I lean to left of center.

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No one ever matches exactly, and I believe there is always room for compromise so that most people are best served. Whatever one’s race, faith, orientation, age and so on, we all deserve equal treatment, and I want a representative for all.

I am sure I do not agree with my long-time neighbor and friend, Rex Alphin, on certain issues, but I will be voting for him in the June 13 primary, because I know his character.

Rex is honest and sincere. He listens to different points of view, and he is a man of highest integrity.

I would like to see a candidate who is not afraid to consider alternative ideas and would be willing to compromise for the greater good, as I believe Rex has done during his tenure on the Isle of Wight County Board of Supervisors.

This is how I see Rex, and this is why I will cast my vote for him in the primary. I hope you will consider voting for him, too.

Barbara A Herrala