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Letters To The Editor
Supporting Congressman Glenn 'GT' Thompson


Thompson Values Freedom

Susan and Leroy Benedict, State College
Centre Daily Times, Oct. 25, 2014

We would like to voice our support for U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson.

As forest landowners in central Pennsylvania, we have had occasion to consult with Thompson on various forest issues. We have found him to be knowledgeable on natural resources subjects, and he listens carefully to us when we approach him with an issue.

His membership on the House Agriculture, Education and the Workforce and Natural Resources committees puts him in position to fairly represent the interests of his constituents.
The 5th District he represents is largely rural with many forest landowners. His support for issues like passage of the farm bill and opening bio-based markets for Pennsylvania forest products shows he understands the rural economies of his district and how important jobs created by strong markets for forest and agricultural products are.

We have been to several Eagle Scout Courts of Honor where Thompson personally delivered the commendation rather than sending it by mail. He is a strong supporter of Scouting, and it means so much to these fine young men to receive their commendations in person from Thompson.

Thompson is a strong supporter of 4-H and Pennsylvania Ag Extension, both vital programs to the education and support of rural Pennsylvanians. We have found him to be a principled man of faith who values freedom. He will have our votes on Election Day.

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A Student For Thompson - #WeAre4GT

Maggie Lynch, Spring Mills
Centre Daily Times, Oct. 25, 2014

As a Penn State student, I have not voted in many elections so far in my life.

As I prepare for my career in education at Penn State, I know elections have consequences. I will vote for candidates who understand my needs and have a record that proves that.

Rep. Glenn Thompson gets my vote.

Keeping college affordable is very important to me — so that I limit the debt I must pay back. Thompson is a leader on the Education Committee and supports every bill that makes education affordable. Access to student loans that have interest rates that are reasonable is critical to my future.

Thompson supported the new law that accomplishes exactly that. When I am finished at Penn State, what I want more than anything else is a good paying job. Our congressman gets it and I have watched him use his leadership to get government out of the way and grow good paying jobs.

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5th District Needs Thompson

Chuck Gambone, State College
Centre Daily Times, Oct. 25, 2014

Political talking points and campaign smears are the common thread with the recent surge in letters attacking Rep. Glenn Thompson, some going as far as to question his patriotism.

I’m not someone who is active in politics, primarily because our political discourse has sunk to this level, but I do follow the work of my representative and know the value of good public service and policy.

If you take a close look at Thompson’s legislative priorities, you’ll find an agenda that is focused on the needs of our region. If you review his legislative accomplishments, they are pretty impressive — especially given the level of gridlock today in Washington.

Thompson has been at the center of every major bipartisan legislative accomplishment during the past term, from the passage of the farm bill, which supports jobs and economic growth in Pennsylvania, to the enactment of comprehensive reforms to the nation’s workforce development and training system, which will help members of our communities find and succeed in good paying jobs.

Thompson is exactly the type of person and leader we need pushing back against the partisan gamesmanship in Washington and fighting the good fight on behalf of the residents of the 5th District.

It is about time that we begin to pick our leaders based on their records and their ability to lead and not on loud rhetoric and unsubstantiated claims.

Thompson can point to his record, as noted above, and his committee work in Washington speaks for his leadership.

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Thompson's A Leader

Jeffrey Quick, Westfield
Centre Daily Times, Oct. 24, 2014

As someone who makes a living working in manufacturing, I am thankful for the leadership of Rep. Glenn Thompson.

He is a national leader on issues that are important to manufacturing jobs, including workforce training, affordable energy, tax reform and eliminating ineffective and unnecessary regulations.

Thompson knows our needs because he took the time visit our plant and talk with those of us working here. No surprise he scored a 100 percent with the National Association of Manufacturers.

As the vice president of the Chatham Fire Department and president of the Tioga County Firemen’s Association, I also appreciate his support of our volunteers.

For me there is only one choice on Nov. 4 in the 5th District: Thompson.

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Thompson Is For The People

Audrey Chambers, Bellefonte
Centre Daily Times, Oct. 24, 2014

We would like to voice our support for U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson.

As forest landowners in central Pennsylvania, we have had occasion to consult with Thompson on various forest issues. We have found him to be knowledgeable on natural resources subjects, and he listens carefully to us when we approach him with an issue.

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Representing Causes

Jeremy Loch, Titusville
Centre Daily Times, Oct. 22, 2014

I’ve been watching the race between Rep. Glenn Thompson and his Democratic opponent, Kerith Strano Taylor.

One thing that really stuck out for me was that Thompson referenced his “guiding principles,” including God’s laws, country and family.

The Democratic candidate only offered sarcasm and accusations. Thompson said his greatest thrill was to be my voice and vote in Washington.

Strano Taylor said she didn’t want to be a representative — she wants to be my advocate instead.

I wanted to make sure I didn’t misunderstand what Strano Taylor was saying, so I looked it up.
According to the dictionary, a government representative is defined as “having people who are chosen in elections to act or speak for or in support of the people who voted for them.”
When I looked up the definition of an advocate, I learned it was “a person who argues for or supports a cause or policy.”

I was not surprised to find Strano Taylor has been a paid Washington lobbyist.
The idea of someone going to Washington and using the position of representative to further his or her cause or policy rather than my rights under the Constitution scares me to death and makes me angry.

I wish people would stop trying to reinvent our nation. I want the person who goes to Washington to be my “representative” according to the Constitution, not something of his or her own making.

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Strano Taylor is no JFK

Beverly Mighells, Franklin
Centre Daily Times, Oct. 22, 2014

I am old enough to remember Democratic President John F. Kennedy when he instructed our nation to “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.
Kennedy spoke to all Americans — including the disenfranchised — not only to the disenfranchised.

Today, the Democratic message appears to be “Ask your country to fix your problems.”
This, at least, was what Democratic candidate Kerith Strano Taylor suggested as she talked about her desire to go to Washington and advocate for causes like abortions and money.
She said she could change Washington and get them working the way she felt they should be working.

Her goals for this country are socialistic at best, and she would be one more vote for a liberal House speaker.

Fortunately, we have a representative who works to represent all of his constituents. Rep. Glenn Thompson continues to carry Kennedy’s call to his fellow citizens.

If Kennedy could hear today’s Democratic message, I have to believe he would shake his head and change his party.

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Representing Veterans

Clyde Mighells, Franklin
Centre Daily Times, Oct. 9, 2014

I recently spoke to my mother, who just returned from visiting my 92-year-old uncle, who is a veteran of the Korean conflict.

She said he was happy at home and was able to give his information to his doctor at the Veterans Affairs clinic and do “check-ups” via telemedicine bcause it was hard for him to travel. I explained that U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Howard Township, had worked to make that option possible.

When my other relatives learned about my uncle and his use of telemedicine, I was told that my former brother-in-law, who had served in the Navy and was living in Norfolk, Va., was being treated by a specialist in Buffalo, N.Y., via telemedicine. They even gave me a link to the video of the news channel broadcast.

I thank Thompson for his hard work to bring telemedicine and accessible health care into the lives of our veterans. My uncle, my former brother-in-law and the rest of us really appreciate it.

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