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Letter to the editor: We need more like her

Many of us concentrate only on the presidential and other elections held every few years. We must wake up and understand that our local elections are just as important.

In this vein, I’m asking that you consider my dear friend, Sharon D. Hovis, as alderman of Spencer. Aldermen are there face-to-face with the people, hearing the people, and if they are worth their salt, fighting for “all” the people.

It is rare to find a person of Sharon’s heart, honesty and intestinal fortitude who is willing to offer everything of herself to others. She is a U.S. Army veteran, a former Rowan County sheriff’s deputy, and she is currently serving as police chief of East Spencer. And that is just what is on paper.

For many years, I have known Sharon to be a trustworthy friend and confidante, a learned teacher, an honest and fair representative of the law, a devoted warrior for her community and — most of all — she exemplifies what a perfect daughter and caring family member should be. Sharon has offered her entire adult life as a dedicated public servant.

We are in desperate times where the already delicate threads of our culture are being unraveled and further threatened with sinister ideas and actions that will only serve to undermine and destroy our country.

We need her and more like her. Sharon, if allowed this opportunity, will respectfully represent her community with heartfelt passion and true integrity. Please vote for this wonderfully qualified lady. Be confident that your trust in her will be well placed.

— Valerie Swinton

Concord

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