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Opinion: Judy Miller is qualified to run for IVGID trustee

While it is certainly appropriate to write about trash collection, there is no place in this newspaper to publish "trash talk."

Bob Allen's prosecution of IVGID Trustee Candidate Judy Miller — in his letter, "Judy Miller may have too many conflicts to serve as IVGID trustee," in the July 28 Bonanza — was both mean-spirited and devoid of facts.

I don't know Mr. Allen, but I do know Ms. Miller. In fact, I first reached out to her after reading one of her well-written and informative letters printed in your newspaper.

In my personal and professional opinion, Miller is an intelligent, articulate, engaging and active member of our community. After more than 15 years of government service and management of a small business, she has shared her retirement years not only with her family and grandchildren, but has generously volunteered her professional skills and has served as a member of the Incline-Crystal Bay Citizens Advisory Board.

Although most individuals would not have the time or interest to actively participate in local government affairs, Ms. Miller is the exception. She has attended almost all Board of Trustee Meetings, Workshops and Community town halls.

With the research skills of an investigative reporter and the very best qualities of an informed and active citizen, her public comments and written statements always represent the public's best interests.

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Many readers have commented on her substantive viewpoints in this newspaper and her command of all of the major issues confronting our community. Not only the issues, but realistic solutions.

As Ms. Miller's professional experience and qualifications cannot be challenged, opponents to her candidacy have stripped her of her own identity, intellect, actions and objectives and characterized her as the property of her husband.

For all those who find that acceptable, by all means, don't consider her qualifications or positions on the issues when you choose an elected official to represent you. For those, who don't refer to themselves or others as replicas of the accomplishments, strengths, weaknesses or failures of their parents, siblings or spouses, consider asserting your individuality and exercise your right and free will to choose the best candidate to represent you.

Linda Newman

Incline Village