Letter: Sommer an authentic voice for north by Jim Hohman
Summer is almost over, but it is still “Sommer Time” until election day. Have you taken the time to listen to Susan Sommer explain why she wants your vote this fall? I first got to know Susan when we served together in our local Habitat for Humanity affiliate. What struck me about Susan was that when she believes in an issue, she puts her time and talents, perhaps even heart and soul, to work to solve the problem, even when it means personal sacrifice. For example, she gave up a legal career in Wisconsin to move to southern United States to work full time for Habitat for Humanity building homes for God’s people in need.
How many of our present day political leaders have given up careers to serve others? What is motivating Susan to run for office is her belief that partisan politics as practiced in Wisconsin the past two years are dividing and polarizing our communities. I believe she will put the the same time, talents, and personal sacrifice to work in Madison for “people in need” here in the 12th Senate District. And by people in need, I mean all of us. We need leaders who will sit down with everyone and listen to all points of view and find common ground to solve problems that face us today.
I began by asking if you have taken the time to listen to Susan? We have all heard so much political talk that it has become little more than background noise. And this is what distinguishes Susan from the noise. Her voice is authentic. Susan sounds like one of us but has the skill to talk about issues in ways that make the problems sound that just maybe, with the right leadership, progress can be made.
If you are not able to see Susan in person it is possible to watch several interviews over the internet. (susansommersenate.com) If like me, you are concerned about the environment, opportunity to find quality jobs without leaving the area and care about the health of children and the elderly, then you owe it to yourself to listen to Susan before you vote.
Jim Hohman, Rhinelander