In yesterday's paper, the Vincennes Sun-Commercial covered two letters to the editor. One was written by Kreg and the other a supporter, Mike McClure. Unfortunately, the Sun-Commercial website doesn't post their letters to the editor so I've typed them up for you. I appologize if there is a typo or misprint. Note: Battles did send this letter to the other papers in the District.Candidate pledges to work hard for voters
My dad, Marion Battles, taught me at an early age the value of hard work and I have applied that lesson to my first campaign. It has truly been a remarkable experience to walk in parades and attend each county's fair. I have been knocking on doors in every city and town to give you the opportunity to ask the tough questions and to voice your concerns and opinions about the direction our state is headed. To date, we have knocked on over 15,000 doors and I will continue to come to your door to make sure that if you have a concern or issue, I will hear it. I feel that it is important as a candidate for the House of Representatives that I make myself available to the people whom I wish to represent.
I have been amazed at your willingness to share your concerns and ask questions about my plans, if elected. As I have traveled across the district, I have seen firsthand your desire to be heard. You are tired of being told what it is you want. Many of you feel as though your voices have been falling on deaf ears with those who are currently in office. You have see your Representatives put their own agendas before that of yours; the very people they were chosen to represent. Most of you are unhappy with the partisanship that has consumed politics today. You are facing serious challenges in your lives and it is time that public servants begin to find solutions to these problems and no longer be a part of the problem.
At your door, I have heard your demands to lower the price of gasoline, to find ways to make health care more affordable, and to reduce the property tax burden that is forcing people from their homes. Most importantly, I have heard your calls for honest representation in Indianapolis.
I hope that you will give me the opportunity to represent you and to fight on your behalf in Indianapolis. I don't make many promises, but I can promise you this: I will always work hard for you, I will always listen, and if I give you my word, I will follow through on it.
Kreg BattlesSupporting Battles in Nov. 7 general election
I recently heard Rep. Woodruff's latest campaign ad about all fo the jobs that he is claiming to have created for us down here and it has left me scratching my head.
I must have missed the memo that he was responsible for the expansion of the Toyota plant. I was under the impression that Toyota came here before he was even in office and always that the intention of expanding.
I also would like to know where in the district the 14 ethanol plants are. He seems to foget that Indianapolis and other places up north are not in his district.
...It's time that we have a Representative that will not only keep his word but also will take credit for the projects that he actually is responsible for. I'm voting for honest representation. I'm voting for Kreg Battles.Mike McClure