Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana


May 4, 2014

LETTERS: Aid recipients should work if able; Wallace wants to serve people

Aid recipients should work when possible

As a candidate for Center Township Advisory Board, I feel I should explain my interest in the position and my reason for running.

I taught at Taylor for more than 40 years, retiring last summer. I still continue to work there as scholarship coordinator. Like most new retirees, I have been looking for something constructive to do. The scholarship job is neat but only takes one day per week.

Over the years, I have been lucky to find satisfying summer jobs. I worked at the Employment Office, helping teenagers find summer jobs and laid-off adults collect unemployment. I also worked for the JTPA federal program, which provided job and training experience, not welfare, for low-income teens. In these positions, I became aware of the many services Kokomo offers people needing help. I referred them to the Career Center, Food Stamp Office, Welfare and, of course, the Trustee’s Office.

I realize the Trustee’s Office has a responsibility to operate efficiently to protect the taxpayers who pay the bills. I agree wholeheartedly with the concept of recipients working, whenever possible, to repay through work what they have received. They can take care of the township cemetery and help at the many community not-for-profits in Kokomo.

I have lived in Center Township since 1978 and have served as precinct committeeman. I think I have the time and interest to do a good job on the Center Township Advisory Board. Anyone with questions or comments is welcome to call me at 765-453-1340.

Charles Short


Wallace just wants to serve the people

I would like to encourage you to vote for David Wallace for the Center Township Advisory Board.

Dave is a friend with integrity, who has served his country for 29-plus years in the U.S. military as commander of three Air Force squadrons and on the Combined Special Operations Task Force during Operation Desert Thunder. Dave has a Master of Public Administration degree in urban, state and federal government. He has served the city of Kokomo on the Board of Works, Planning Commission and managed facilities for City Hall and the fire stations. He has worked for the Howard County Health Department as an emergency preparedness coordinator and the Family Service Association to help meet the transportation needs of families by recycling donated vehicles.

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