(UNEDITED) The recent letter to the editor ironically titled "Van Hooser will work to create unity", written by Dorrene Jeske, is a perfect example of the vicious tone and misinformation that is part of the problem, not the solution. I will correct here, with facts, the misrepresentations.
First, Ms. Jeske stated that I was removed from the League of Cities and Towns legislative committee. This is not true. In fact, from a list of statewide candidates, I was appointed twice to the Executive Board of the League of Cities and Towns, where I served faithfully for both of my terms. As a part of this responsibility, I often had the opportunity during the legislative session to attend the League legislative meetings with support from other assigned Council Members and staff representatives.