Arletta Cook Reith of Kokomo sends this Cheer for mayoral candidate Kevin Summers:
“Seems to me Mayor Greg Goodnight, the Howard County Democratic Party, the Kokomo Tribune and the Kokomo Perspective are trying to personally destroy Kevin Summers and his family in Kevin's run for mayor.
“This conduct is repulsive, especially to the many people who have been helped by Kevin and know better.
“I met Kevin Summers through the Crime Watch program and watched, at our monthly meetings, how he carefully listened to folks' complaints and then acted upon them. Never once did Kevin Summers not listen to the people. He actually reported back what progress was made.
“On a personal note, I have encountered many situations where people seriously needed help, more help than I could offer. So, I called Kevin Summers, and every time he came through, helping them in many ways.
“I know of a crying mother who called Kevin on a Saturday about her son's drug use. Well, Kevin went to their house and tried to help them on his time off. This is the Kevin Summers I know and deeply respect.
“All the bad-mouthing of Kevin Summers will not undo all the good work he did while serving Kokomo citizens.”