Sunday, September 7, 2008

Davis deserves your vote in primary

September 3, 2008

To the editor:

Even though it seems like the General Election is a long ways away, please don’t forget about the primary election on Sept. 9. This election sorts out the contending candidates within each party. While Minnesota has an open primary, a voter must only vote in one party. Some offices are not challenged, but one in particular needs your attention.

Brian Davis, a physician from Rochester, received the endorsement of his party at the Republican State Convention on March 29. His opposition promised to honor whoever was endorsed, but one contender broke his word so Brian Davis will need your vote on Sept. 9. I’ve met Brian personally and believe he is right candidate to represent this district in Washington, D.C.

Brian was born and raised in the Midwest. Both his parents were teachers. His father is a retired K-6 school principal, school board member and WWII veteran who served in the Army Air Corps in New Guinea. His mother is a retired reading teacher.

Brian has a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering besides his M.D. Before becoming a physician, Brian worked fulltime at Sargent and Lundy Engineers in Chicago on the licensing and design of nuclear power plants and radioactive waste management. He also knows the benefits of nuclear energy and acknowledges the need to drill here, drill now. He has experience treating cancer and has firsthand experience with the successes and limitations of the health care system. He knows how to fix it. From his experience as a doctor he knows it is not necessary to use embryos for experimentation. He knows that adult stem cell research has proved to be successful.

Check out the other races in the primary. It is a sad fact that many bad politicians are elected by the people who stay home and do not vote. This year the primary on Sept. 9 is overshadowed by the two national conventions and the General Election. Your participation might be more important on Sept. 9 than ever before.

Dave Hoss, Pipestone