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Letter: 'We Need Dedicated Leaders' Like Peter Roskam

Rev. Jeannette Sutfin, P.C. (USA) of Wheaton writes in support of Congressman Peter Roskam for re-election. To send a letter to the editor, email Charlotte@patch.com.

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Why Roskam?
 
Peter Roskam is presently the fourth-ranking Republican and Chief Deputy Majority Whip in Congress. He has modeled responsible citizenship and has served his community with pride during his time in Congress, earning him a stellar reputation among colleagues and constituents.
 
Roskam is striving to address some of the biggest issues facing our nation today, such as, cutting government spending, reforming the tax code, and reducing stifling government regulations, thus allowing small businesses to thrive and to create new jobs in suburban Chicago.
 
Roskam supports measures that empower parents and help families to succeed and  is pushing to get the economy moving again, to improve the quality of life at home and at work.  Peter Roskam  was awarded Working Mother magazine's "2012 Best of Congress Award" for his voting record of protecting families and for flexible work policies.
 
Now, more than ever, we need dedlicated leaders who are committed to finding workable, common-sense solutions to our nation's toughest challenges.  Peter Roskam is one of those leaders, and that's why I'm voting to re-elect Roskam to Congress on November 6th.
 
Rev. Jeannette Sutfin, P.C.(USA)
Wheaton

Tracy November 05, 2012 at 06:38 PM
What happened to my comment from last week? I am not voting for Peter Roskam, I have lived in Wheaton for 15 years now and have called Peter Roskam 5-6 times to let him know how I feel, and he never called me back, all I got was a letter saying that we will have to agree to disagree. I don't know why anyone would vote for him, he doesn't care about his constituents.
Tracy November 05, 2012 at 06:38 PM
And I made comments on this article last week (I'm not sure why it is up here again), but my comments are gone now.
Kent Frederick November 05, 2012 at 10:28 PM
Tracy, I've written Democrats, including Dick Durbin and Paul Simon, asking them to consider the Republican position on various bills. I always got letters that basically said the same thing, that we just have to agree to disagree. I got a letter from Sen. Roland Burris that basically said that large corporations are evil. Considering that my father worked for a Fortune 50 company for 37 years, and that it paid for everything from the mortgage to my college tuition to my private music lessons and offered a generous pension and retiree health plan, that letter really got me mad.
Dan F. November 05, 2012 at 10:53 PM
Roskam was voted Best of Congress by Working Mothers Monthly. Equal pay practitioner who walks the walk. Some hate him with a burning passion but have no real reason to. Love that guy. Has never failed to respond promptly and courteously.
Joan November 06, 2012 at 12:58 AM
Can anyone of you tell me where Mr. Roskam has campaigned this season? I called his office to ask where he was going to be a couple of weeks ago and they just told me that he was up and around seeing voters, never telling me exactly where he was. Leslie Coolidge, his Democratic opponent could not find him either. He has not been on the news all summer. He did not even bother to update his website. So, why would I want to vote for someone that can't be found? Leslie Coolidge always posted her schedule, so after much consideration, I voted for her. Mr. Roskam has to stop playing hide and seek from the voters, and then I might have considered voting for him. But as it is, he wants to win on name recognition only. Not, a very good way to win an election. Joan S.
unheard November 06, 2012 at 01:45 AM
I think Mr. Roskam has been lying low for the last couple of years since the city wasted a few thousand dollars of taxpayer money culling coyotes in Wheaton. (Using a trapper who described himself as a "ghost"-which even made hunters nervous!) Most taxpayers felt this was a waste of money and the environmental specialists warned Mayor Gresk that that culling them would only cause more reproduction. Allegedly, Mr. Roskam felt this was a necessity. This, among other reasons, is why he certainly hasn't earned my vote!
Joseph O'Shaughnessy November 06, 2012 at 04:50 AM
Roskam, like the Rev. Sutfin would like to impose his and his Tea Party friends' morals on you and your wives, daughters,and nieces. No contraception (as astonishing as that sounds), no abortions (if Republicans in Missouri and Indiana are elected...not even in cases of rape or incest) and about 77% of the pay that men make. Of course, that is minor compared to their financial goals. Cut taxes to 25% on the top income earners, especially those supporting Roskam...the Koch Brothers, ALEC (which includes the oil companies, the pharmaceutical companies, the health insurance companies, the gun manufacturers and just about every company, like Bain who are sending jobs to China and impoverishing American workers. If you want a society of rich and poor with no middle class and more wars like those that funded the Republican war contractors, vote for Peter Roskam. He pretends to be a moderate, but he is just the opposite. Which makes him the worst kind of candidate...a liar and a hypocrite.

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