To the editor:
Sitting in Marie Regis' cozy kitchen, I read the obituary for Vincent Dianda dated November 26, 1965:
"Copper Country residents were saddened to learn of the death of Vincent Dianda, 49, who passed away suddenly early Friday evening following a heart attack after shoveling snow.
A prominent North End businessman widely recognized for his active interest in community affairs, Vince, as he was known by his friends, was respected for his cooperative spirit in promoting the area. In his many endeavors he earned the reputation of being a sincere friend. ..."
It is no wonder now that Vince Dianda's grandson, Scott Dianda, wants to turn Michigan's flailing economy around and help our people. Scott, like his grandfather, does not believe in government of friends, by friends and for friends. He is the people's candidate supporting government of the people, by the people, and for the people.
In a "Meet the Media" program, Scott Dianda made it clear that he would not take money from our pockets and use it to slit our throats. He stated that the corporate welfare for oil, insurance, and banks is shameful. Scott wants to protect our seniors, and he believes that education will provide our youth with the schooling and skills to compete for high-tech jobs in an ever-changing market.
His grandfather would be proud of the fine man that Scott has become. Now it is time for the rest of us to be proud him as well. Give Scott Dianda the opportunity to fix the problems which the incumbents are trying to fix by using the same thinking that created the problems in the first place. Do yourself a favor and vote for Scott Dianda. His grandfather earned a fine reputation for supporting the people. On Nov. 6, give Scott Dianda your vote so he, like his grandfather, can earn a fine reputation for supporting the people, too.