Letters to the Editor

Merrill letter: Elect Leslie Van Beek

I want to take a moment and express my sincere support for Leslie Van Beek for Canyon County Commissioner. I have come to know Leslie as I have been blessed to serve as her son and daughter’s school principal. In that time I have been incredibly impressed with her character and approachability. Leslie Van Beek is one of the most capable and caring individuals I have met, as well as having an articulate vision for the future of our county. This vision, however, was not formed in isolation. One of the essential characteristics that I want in our county commissioners is the ability to leverage the voices of community members to understand the issues better, making more informed collaborative decisions. As I have followed her campaign, I felt that her outreach to community members is an artifact of the person you are getting with Leslie. She is not rooted in prior practice; instead, she is more interested in working together to collaboratively chart a course for the growth of Canyon County while maintaining the essential qualities that make 2C special.

Please join with me in selecting Leslie Van Beek as Canyon County Commissioner.

Benjamin Merrill, Nampa

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