Letter: We can be proud of Nelson
It is a great pleasure and privilege to write in support of David Nelson for senator in District 5.
Nelson has every personal quality that will make him an excellent legislator: the willingness to roll up his sleeves and study all aspects of issues; an outgoing nature and a piquant sense of humor; a deep, long-standing interest in helping his constituents succeed; and the prodigious energy to maximize his contacts with each of us. He has said he enjoys door-knocking because he "learns so much about this interesting and diverse district."
His heart is in using all his academic strengths and entrepreneurial skills to help bring high-paying jobs to Idaho, as he did when he returned to this area 20 years ago. He is a supporter of Proposition 2 (Medicaid expansion) for reasons of fairness and compassion and for the economic advantages of having a healthy workforce. He is also - for many of the same reasons - an impassioned supporter of excellence of public education in every school district in the state. He has already zeroed in on improving the "go-on rate" by investing in teachers' salaries and cutting college costs.
As an aside, Nelson demonstrated his devotion to his priorities by making a special trip to bring the petition to put Prop. 2 on the ballot to my house after I missed the opportunity to sign it earlier in the day, knowing my husband and I would want to sign it.
Nelson has already given a lot to this district and the state, and he will give even more when he is elected. He will continue to put his energies into both publicized, high-profile projects and smaller, background efforts the district and state desperately need.
Please join me in voting for Nelson for senator from District 5 - we will all thoroughly enjoy having a senator upon whom we can depend and of whom we can be truly proud.
Martha M. Godchaux