Letters to the Editor

Support Hall for school board Election Day

Stacey Adams Hall is a well-respected individual amongst the Marietta school system. Her 20 plus years of teaching have given her the proper background that is needed on the Marietta City school board. Her insight as a former teacher, but also as a mother, will help provide our current and ...

Downer best choice for city council

I have known Kathy Downer for years. She is a straight forward, no nonsense leader for our city. She is a devoted civil servant in every sense of the word. She will listen to your concerns and seek in a number of ways to solve them. First of all she is knowledgeable about how the city works ...

Vote for Burgardt for Marietta BOE

I am writing in support of Prudence Burgardt’s candidacy for the Marietta City School Board. During the time that I have known Burgardt I have found her to be extremely passionate about the educational opportunities for our children. I believe Burgardt to a person of high principles and ...

Welch is the best choice for municipal court judge

I want to go on record as endorsing Judge Janet Dyar-Welch for Marietta Municipal Court. I have known Judge Welch for over 30 years and as a Marietta police officer was fortunate enough to have worked with her while she was a Marietta Assistant Law Director. She prosecuted traffic and criminal ...

Vote for Schenkel on Election Day

Being a mayor, it’s unlike me to pick one candidate over the other, however, I’m being lead to speak for an energetic, versatile young man I’ve known since birth. His name is Geoff Schenkel. His personality is such he can communicate with children as well as adults. He is the epitome of ...

Schenkel best choice for Fourth Ward seat

Geoff Schenkel is a candidate for Marietta’s Fourth Ward City Council seat. As a lifelong resident of Marietta’s Fourth Ward, Schenkel has invaluable background knowledge and experience which will be very useful in dealing with current and future challenges. A graduate of Marietta City ...

Mark Duckworth is a winner on the scoreboard of LIFE

Ladies and gentleman and all concerned voters of The Marietta City Schools: We face a major decision this election day Nov. 7; this election is about our children and our community’s future. There are three positions open on the Marietta School Board and I, as well as many others in the ...

Downer takes council job seriously; keep her in office

Kathy Downer gets things done. She works well with her council colleagues and with the administration. We need Kathy Downer on City Council. She brings level-headed management and people skills to bear on the city’s business. She is knowledgeable and understands how council works and how much ...

Candidate forum offered information on schools

On Oct. 10, the seven candidates for Marietta City Board of Education faced the voters in an open meeting at Washington Elementary School. On behalf of the children of Marietta, I would like to thank all seven candidates for their time and effort. Also, the 60 plus citizens who attended are ...

Hall best candidate for Marietta school board

It’s like this ... one day after school, she came home and said, “Mommy, I’m going to be a schoolteacher.” This was my little second grade 8-year-old. That comment was her start in life, a vision for her future. This continued with her love for teaching and her valuing education. ...

Lehman will bring vision to city school district

Lehman will bring vision to city school district Few things speak better to one’s ability to handle problems, grow organizations and provide excellence in service and products than a few decades of successfully doing just those things. Our Marietta City Schools Board needs just such ...

Hall deserves voter support on Election Day

I don’t need the quota of words allowed, to speak on behalf of Stacey Adams Hall for this letter to the editor. She was an excellent educator, and her devoted friendships are genuine as will be her commitment to the Marietta City School Board. She would be an exceptional addition to the ...

Excellence for schools a priority for Lazer

I’m an alum of MHS, as are our five adult children. In 1973 the high school science labs were filled with cutting edge equipment, the state-of-the-art kitchen served lunch on a daily basis, and the classrooms housed a faculty of dedicated public servants. When I returned to Marietta 25 ...

Council plans event for outgoing members

As employee relations chair, it is my great pleasure, along with Council President Josh Schlicher, to announce a new tradition that will be debuted this year in order to honor two of our retiring City of Marietta councilmen (with five or more years service). In speaking with persons from ...

Lazer best choice for city school board

I urge everyone to vote for Dr. Zane Lazer for Marietta School Board. I have had a long association with Dr. Lazer as he and his wife Margaret have been involved with the Colony and now Peoples Bank Theatre almost from the beginning of the restoration process. Margaret served as a board ...

Judge candidate displayed poor judgement

Paul Bertram is a nice guy — but he should not be our next Municipal Court Judge. While the theft from the Marietta Tiger Athletic Boosters unfolded last fall, Bertram provided direction and advice that slowed down and distracted the Boosters from aggressively addressing the issue. ...

Support Oxender for council on Election Day

Nobody has worked harder as a Marietta City Councilperson than Cindy Oxender. She is truly a dedicated public servant — attending nearly every meeting, volunteering at riverfront activities and street clean-ups, helping raise money for public parks projects, and always remembering those ...

Support Welch for judge on Election Day

I am writing to show my continued support of Janet Dyar Welch, who is running for re-election as judge of the Marietta Municipal Court. I have known Judge Welch for more than 30 years. I know her as a hard-working, intelligent, and dedicated public servant. I believe Janet Welch’s hard ...

Burgardt’s agenda will be to put kids first

The school board is one of those areas many are indifferent to — this elections’ choices should motivate the voter to educate themselves on the candidates. Prudence Knox Burgardt is the one clear choice. Prudence Burgardt has an agenda — and it is all about the children. Burgardt is ...

Voters must look for involvement and experience

I, too, endorse a “dream team,” as Frank Christy wrote. Here is my dream team. ... Mark Duckworth, Doug Mallett, have the business background and sense to bring our Marietta City Schools back to the forefront in our county and be a major competitor in our state. The collective ...