Letters to the Editor

Elections: Civility counts, though House campaign failed

First, thanks to the more than 3,000 voters who rejected the politics of personal destruction and voted for me for state House. Second, while we weren’t successful, I am proud of the positive campaign we ran. Our message focused on issues rather than personal attacks, and for that we should hold our heads high.

Third, I’d encourage those who voted for me to consider supporting Rick Thomas in the general election in November. While we don’t share the same party and differ on some issues, we do share common decency and civility. Character counts even more than party.

The incumbent’s actions have proven that he lacks class or character, both things our community should expect out of its elected officials.

(Durst was a Democratic candidate in the primary election for Legislative District 29.)