Letter to the editor: Support for Suzie Bell
In this polarized environment, all of us are accustomed to hearing blatant lies and misrepresentations, but I was saddened to see this level of "dirty politics" had reached Carroll County.
Opponents of Suzie Bell, candidate for Arkansas House of Representatives District 97 (which includes the majority of Carroll County and portions of Madison and Washington Counties) must be concerned to face Suzie, a passionate, hardworking and accomplished candidate.
Suzie has a great story to tell. She has consistently worked to improve the lives of others. Seeing a community need, Suzie, along with her husband Dan Bell, worked with community and religious leaders to establish ECHO Clinic, a free clinic serving over 2,200 patients a year who have no access to health care. Suzie's skill in building coalitions also helped established ECHO Village, a non-profit planned affordable housing community. She sees a community problem and gets things done!
Suzie is committed to improving access to health care for Arkansans through the Affordable Care Act. In the legislature, she will introduce tax incentives for communities that build affordable housing. She will support legislation that makes Pre-K available for all children. She will work to protect the beautiful Arkansas environment through support of wind and solar incentives.
She understands the power of community coalitions and is ready to work for the citizens of District 97! Don't allow whispered lies to fool you.
My maxim is "I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day." You can see a sermon of ethics, tolerance and charity through Suzie's life. She lives her values. I am proud to support her.
— Janet Corley