LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Sen. Peters is an outstanding public servant

Our elected representatives should be focused on public service.  Sen. Gary Peters is a clear and strong example of what it means to be a public servant.

In addition to serving in congress, Sen. Peters is a former Lt. Commander in the Navy Reserve. Because of his own military experience, he understands and has a strong proven record of getting things done for active duty troops and for veterans.

Throughout his time as a congressman and now Sen. Gary Peters has been an important advocate for significant pay raises for military service members and for securing increased funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs. He has also helped to expand apprenticeship opportunities for veterans and to increase and improve veterans’ health care.

Nonpartisan groups have ranked Sen. Peters as one of the most effective members of the Senate.  He has worked to pass bipartisan legislation providing access to care for veterans struggling with PTSD and on legislation for veterans’ access to a simple, three-digit VA assistance hotline. He has promoted legislation to extend benefits to veterans suffering from exposure to Agent Orange and toxic burn pits and has helped to get tax credits for businesses that provide differential pay to military reservists and National Guard personnel.

Whether it is working to protect our environment by keeping our Great Lakes clean, aiding small businesses with funds for cyber security, or supporting our military and their families, Gary Peters has, in fact, focused on continually providing outstanding service to the public.

I’m a military retiree who has served 20 years in the Army.  I believe we need to keep people in office who work to benefit, “we, the people.”

On Nov. 3, we can help keep our government working for the people by voting to re-elect Gary Peters to the U.S. Senate.

Kenneth Peterson

Buchanan

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