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Letter to the Editor: Support Ron Hemig for PUD board

We encourage the re-election of Ron Hemig to the Truckee Donner Public Utility District Board of Directors. Ron offers a rare combination of abilities, foresight and a keen awareness of both the long- and short-term needs of the community.

Four years ago, Ron placed an important and#8220;noand#8221; vote regarding a long-term coal contract. Initially, he was in favor of the contract for the district; however, after listening to the desires of the community, he changed his position. From that time forward, Ron has helped the board push to replace coal with renewable power.

Ron is a caring, committed and community-oriented individual, however, what is most impressive to us is the fact that he listens to all people and#8212; even to those that may have different political leanings than his. As one of and#8220;thoseand#8221; that lean at times differently, we can attest that Ron enthusiastically listens to all sides of a debate and will use all available information to make a decision that is best for the long-term welfare and health of the district and the community.

Jeff and Patty Baird