To the Editor:

I recently saw a political cartoon by Mike Smith which has a husband stating, “I’m not voting for anyone who runs negative campaign ads.” His wife replies, “So you’re not voting?”

I am very grateful that in my precinct and across the state of Texas we have several candidates who have vowed to not run negative ads or spend time tarnishing their opponents.

I volunteer for one such candidate and I am constantly impressed by the emphasis that we are to be respectful and non-confrontational towards those who are not supporters.

There are many of us who are energized by this focus on what will bring citizens together rather than continue to divide us.

I reject the idea that winning requires vilifying an opponent or his/her supporters.

I am not naive and I have strong views, but I am going to love and respect my neighbor.

Will you join me?

Jeanne Clark


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