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Vote on facts and past action, not party
October 31, 2018

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To the editor:

As a registered Independent, I appreciate the unifying message of recent signs suggesting water quality is important for Republicans and Democrats alike. In this highly charged partisan atmosphere, most staunchly defend their own party no matter the qualifications of the person offering to serve in public office.

Now that water quality is front and center, we must examine the voting records of Florida's candidates. With this in mind, I truly believe the choice for both Senate and governor is clear.

One candidate has decimated our state environmental protection agencies under the guise of being business-friendly. Toxic algae and rampant red tide outbreaks fed by excess nutrients are the real results of these policies. Another candidate has clearly advertised his loyalty to President Donald Trump, who is in the process of gutting the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal environmental protections.

I realize voting for any "blue" candidate will be a difficult choice for some, however our future depends upon thoughtful voting based on facts and past action rather than blind, undeserved party loyalty. Please vote for candidates who will be defenders of a clean environment this election cycle.

Molly Heuer

Sanibel

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