Minnesota needs business leaders

Published 8:59 am Thursday, October 23, 2008

I am an independent thinker. I do not belong to any organized political party. Over the years I have voted across the board. At the end of the day I want to vote for the individual that is a natural leader, has the most appropriate experience and is intuitively smart.

Over the past months I have listened intently to the myriad of political races be it national, statewide or local.

These past few months have also been a whirlwind of intense peaks and valleys. Our economy is definitely the No. 1 issue on voters’ minds. It certainly is on mine.

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Robin Brown is a teacher and has strong Democratic backing. She has, as former representative Paul Overgaard stated in his recent letter, contributed to the enactment of her own special-interest legislation. This is costing taxpayers’ money they do not have. I guess if I were a teacher, I would be voting for her, too. But I am not and I won’t be.

I read with interest the article about Eric Larsen and his experience working with small business owners. Small businesses comprises the economic backbone of this country. We need smart, experienced leaders with knowledge in economics and the dynamics of business now more than ever. I will be voting for Mr. Larsen

Tim Walz is also a teacher. Again, I am sure he is a good teacher, but right now we need true leaders and intellectuals with innovative ideas that can become realities.

Brian Davis has stellar academic and professional credentials. We need a solid, strong voice concerning innovations in alternative energy sources. We need a representative that understands health care both practically and fiscally.

I will be voting for Brian Davis.

I want persons representing me who are leaders, innovators and intellectuals.

We cannot have anything less in this most turbulent of times in our history.

Vicki Pestorious

Albert Lea