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Trinkle is the true leader in difficult times: An Editorial

May 1, 2010

The following appears in the May 1, 2010 edition of The Roanoke Times.

http://www.roanoke.com/editorials/letters/wb/245294

Trinkle is the true leader in difficult times

As we head into Tuesday’s city council election and the rhetoric heats up, it is time to evaluate the impact your vote will have on the future of our community.

Which candidate has demonstrated the traits of a good leader? Will he lead in a collaborative and useful direction? Who has a track record of solving problems — not creating controversy? Who has the practical experience, intellectual bench-strength and creative vision to navigate the challenges in a progressive and positive manner?

If you’ve paid attention to the human quality of the candidates and the substance of their messages, there’s an obvious contrast. Dave Trinkle is the best choice for Roanoke City Council. He’s served the community as a physician, businessman and citizen.

On one thing we can all agree: We’re lucky to live in a democracy and have the opportunity to play an active role in our future.

It’s up to you to decide who has the experience and disposition to be an effective and positive leader — then go out and vote. I encourage you to use one of your three votes for Trinkle, who has the experience and has demonstrated the leadership that’s crucial during these difficult economic times.

BRUCE C. BRYAN
ROANOKE

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