Sandy, This is a wonderfully written article. Many kudos to the people who spoke up for this individual, and may this kind of support continue and multiply. We had a similar situation here in our city when our encumbant mayor spoke up for an individual working in the city. The opponent candidate at the time put a nasty add on tv about the man he defended, thankfully he didn’t win. I don’t know about others but my feeling we’re conveyed to their campaign and boy oh boy did that feel good!