To the Editor:
Why did I vote for Ray Lenzi instead of Mike Bost? Bost is surely an honorable man and has helped many of us during his career. I wish him a speedy recovery from COVID-19. But Mike Bost has done little or nothing when it comes to the major “existential” issues we face today.
On the other hand, Lenzi appears totally committed to dealing effectively with climate disruption, racial inequities, the economy skewed heavily toward the wealthy, quality health care availability for all, and political corruption caused by big money. Lenzi will not be a pawn of any self-serving leadership in Congress, whereas Bost appears to have always voted his party line regardless. Moreover, his votes seemed to be in line with a president who sees little reason to uphold the Constitution, the rule of law, and valued governmental procedures, not to mention avoiding or denying the real crises facing our nation.
I think we urgently need to go in a new direction and I believe Lenzi is up to contributing to the effort. Bost has shown he either doesn't quite get the magnitude of the problems or is beholden to big money interests who support the status quo. If you are undecided, I urge you to think carefully about who will better address the serious problems facing our country and the world. Our sustainability on earth and our democracy are in question.