Letters to the Editor

Shuster coverage unfair

It must have been a very slow news cycle the past week or so for the Mirror, as the paper decided to print three separate stories over a five-day period about Congressman Bill Shuster, a single man who is dating a woman.I am confused as to why a story about two single people dating became ...

McGinnis in dark ages

It's ironic that John McGinnis (Local Voices, "Don't tax us with rail service," April 23) would accuse passenger rail advocates of "taking Altoona back to the 19th century" when his economic analysis not only disregards a number of facts, but ignores things 21st century economists often ...

Burchfield proven

Tyler D. Burchfield will be an asset to the Hollidaysburg Area School District.Burchfield is a proven leader who can be trusted to manage our district effectively. Burchfield is a class act who has demonstrated leadership skills in his community as well as at his workplace.Burchfield ...

Belief in Kelley

Bruce Kelley has been an advocate for the city of Altoona all of his life and will continue those services when elected mayor.Not only is Kelley an outstanding advocate for the city, he is also a great family man with strong values in his faith.I first met Kelley more than 20 years ago, and his ...

Keep Vonada at HASD

We hope that voters in the Hollidaysburg Area School District will return Rob Vonada to the School Board.Vonada is a man of reason and good judgment. Unlike some board members, his only motivation is to strengthen the district; his viewpoint is not influenced by personal agendas or ...

Pacifico a leader

I support and would encourage others to support Matt Pacifico for re-election to mayor of Altoona.I am an employee of the Altoona Water Authority, and because of Pacifico's oversight, the plans to lease the water system were halted to find other viable solutions. This potentially saved my, and ...

Erb qualified to serve

In this upcoming election, there is one candidate who is uniquely qualified to be a Blair County commissioner.Bruce Erb both the managerial and financial expertise to lead Blair County through the difficult challenges ahead.Erb has nearly four decades of financial and money management ...

Kelley role model

I came to know Bruce Kelley through Little League Baseball.I managed a team in the Altoona Area Baseball Association and had the opportunity to coach alongside of Bruce for our sons. The first time I talked to Kelley, it was very evident that he was well spoken and articulate.While coaching, I ...

Logan needs Fulare

It is time to take a look at serious leadership for our township.We have assets in our community that have allowed our township to grow. Altoona Curve, Logan Town Centre, Penn State Altoona, great parks and community events.We need a board of supervisors that will lead us into the future and ...

Fulare not afraid

The voters of Logan Township have a chance on May 19 to take the first step toward bringing real leadership back to the Board of Supervisors.It's a chance to cast their ballots for someone who possesses experience, commitment and a fearless determination to meet head-on the important issues ...

Kaneshiki ‘ideal’

Lois Kaneshiki is the ideal candidate for Hollidaysburg Area School Board because she is dedicated to the education of our children.She has worked with state legislators to make sure we are giving our children access to the best materials to succeed going forward.Kaneshiki will not shy away ...

Peo man of his word

I know that Rich Peo has the knowledge and experience to be an excellent Blair County commissioner.Peo has always put the taxpayer first in all of his decisions and ideas for the county.If I remember correctly, one of the present commissioners was elected because he said he would not re-assess. ...

Kelley shares vision

This letter is being written in support of Bruce Kelley for mayor.I had the privilege of getting to know Kelley through his community involvement in downtown Altoona. While working on a cleanup project, he shared his vision for attracting new businesses.Kelley knows the value of education and ...

Fulare earns support

After a 35-year career in the law enforcement and security communities, I returned to my undergraduate alma mater in 2008 to develop, manage and implement the first-ever Strategic Security Plan/Security Team for Penn State, (encompassing all of the university's campuses and assets).During my ...

Kelley experienced

Throughout his time on City Council, Bruce Kelley has always been a leader for the citizens of Altoona.That's why I'm supporting him in his bid for mayor. For the first time in quite some time, the mayor is going to be able to work as the chief executive officer of the city and will be able to ...

Shuster working OT for airline companies

I just finished reading the article on Rep. Bill Shuster in the Mirror. I am not surprised, as it supports the argument that money corrupts politics.I am sure that the congressman has never searched the numerous airline sites looking for a reasonably-priced ticket. Why would he? His ...

Board is lucky to have Vonada

I would like to voice my support for school board member, Robert Vonada.He has become the recent target of a few fellow board members who have called for his resignation.Vonada is one of the most qualified and experienced members on the board. When faced with a decision or vote, he gathers all ...

Fulare a good father, honest, trustworthy

I have the privilege of calling Jerry Fulare my father.He has always been the most honest, trustworthy, respectable, reliable, man and leader that I know. I think everyone who knows him personally would agree with me.He has the integrity and character that I strive for. My siblings and I were ...

Kelly helped put a stop to possible water lease

Bruce Kelley has a voting record that simply cannot be compared to any other candidate that is running for mayor. That's why I'm supporting him for the mayoral election.Kelley lead the movement to review the former Naval Reserve Center lease with the city. For many years, this facility paid ...

Kaneskiki inspires through mentoring

In my opinion, Lois Kaneshiki will work tirelessly to advocate for our children and the taxpayer. I've known Kaneshiki and her family for many years; she is ambitious, committed and honest.Setting the direction for the school district's future is what I'm sure she'll focus on. She has ...