To the Editor:
To the voters of Martin County ... not very often do I make an endorsement, but today you will get one. You have two very qualified candidates for the upcoming special election for commissioner. A thankless job, to say the least.
I do not know Mr. Toland, but have come to understand he is a respected individual with high standards, so my endorsement is out of no disrespect for Mr. Toland. But, I do know Elliot Belgard. I have served with Elliot on the City Council. I have fought fires with this man side by side. I have been with him on ambulance calls in the wee hours of the morning.
I know when Elliot makes a decision, it will be well thought out, and not shooting from the hip. He does his homework. He might not always give the most popular answer, but will give a sincere answer, and a calm one at that.
I would encourage all voters to cast their vote for Elliot Belgard in the coming special election. He will do the voters proud.