Letter to the editor: David Lewis: A candidate with heart

The things I look for in a candidate for any office are a big heart, a sound mind, and an honest humility that does not exclude a strong sense of what is good for the community.

Compassion, practical problem-solving skills and the humility to listen and respond are hallmarks of mayoral candidate David Lewis — whether he’s teaching in the public schools, serving on the city council or the hockey board, or just being a good neighbor.

From asking the Navy to change the dates of its exercises, which went clear to the Pentagon, to leading Homer and the state of Alaska in taking a stand for the health of our oceans by banning plastic grocery bags, from keeping the community-use HERC building open for Boys and Girls Clubs and other kids activities, to helping get the Kevin Bell Arena built, David Lewis serves his community always with compassion, humility and a view to what will be most helpful to Homer and to all who live here.

If you love joining in activities at SPARC, if you or someone you care about is handicapped and needs access to public places, or if you enjoy a stroll down the sidewalk on Soundview, David Lewis has your interests at heart.

And it’s a very big heart. I’m voting for David Lewis for mayor on Oct. 2. (Don’t YOU forget to vote.)

— Carol Ford, Homer

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