Who is candidate Cecil Bothwell?

To the Editor:

We may criticize someone not attending our church or not believing what we believe. Many of us have experienced members breaking from our church to form another church.

Cecil is Unitarian and believes churches play an important role in our communities. Each church acts on its values to benefit its community. He regularly attends church, knows the importance of practicing religion as we see fit and is committed to government non-interference in our spiritual lives.

Some say Cecil is too liberal. Very few people in Western North Carolina are liberal. We are mostly conservative and progressive conservative people. Conservative Republicans and Blue Dogs tend to focus on social issues.

Democrats represent our progressive conservatives. Cecil is a true Democrat. Voting for Bothwell for Congress is a vote for jobs, education, our people, our churches and our mountain communities.

Ron Robinson


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