When my insurance agent retired back in the '80s, he gave me the names of agents I could contact to replace him. I picked one named Jim Green. Over the years, I have received a multitude of offers from other companies promising lower rates, faster claims service, free this, free that, etc., but I'm still with my original choice because I value honesty, integrity and strong principles over a couple dollars or a free trinket. I know I can depend on Jim when I need him. He's always there, as they say in the commercial, "Like a good neighbor. ..." That's an important point in today's world.
I believe those aforementioned qualities are equally important when electing officials to represent us, from the base of our government structure all the way to the highest office in the land. We're all painfully aware of what can result from poor choices.
Tiffin, Seneca County and the state of Ohio are fortunate to have some really good, capable people in elected offices, and we need to add their ranks with each election while at the same time culling out those who fail to fulfill their promises or change their stripes once elected. I personally have traveled with Mr. Green to the statehouse in Columbus and to the offices of our representatives, and I know he is passionate and unwavering in his convictions and his desire for fair and transparent government at all levels.
I also believe his 40-plus years as a successful businessman speak for themselves, as does his honorable military service during the Vietnam War. He is a devout and principled man and recognizes the pitfalls connected to handouts and grants, as well as the dangers of programs such as Agenda 21, Sustainable Development, Common Core and others that candidates still are either unaware of or, worse, unconcerned about. In the interviews by The Advertiser-Tribune, he was the only city council candidate to mention limited government as one of his goals.
I think it was Will Rogers who said, "Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for."
On election day, "Go with Green,"