Brookhaven, GA, April 7, 2017 – Letter to the Editor by Lil Woolf – Many days I am fortunate enough to hear or see a political ad supporting Jon Ossoff, Democratic candidate for the vacant seat in the Sixth Congressional District. It is either a spokesperson talking about Jon’s abilities and accomplishments, or it is Jon himself, speaking in a professional and compassionate voice.
Either way, the focus is always positive on what Jon has accomplished or what he will do when elected. He doesn’t disparage any of the many opponents in this race, and never says a negative thing about his predecessor, someone who refused to listen to constituents who were not firmly in his camp. Jon touts his ability and desire to work with anyone in Washington, but is firm about his stance in refusing to let this Republican President continue to destroy our country.
Here is a man who is 30 years old but has done so much already! His educational background is sterling. In addition to already having experience in Washington, his film company makes documentaries that root out corruption and tries to end atrocities, such as telling the world about women who are held as slaves in ISIS.
A man who considers John Lewis to be his mentor has to be a man of integrity, humility and compassion. Each time I attend a function where Jon is speaking, I know he fits the bill.
After our dysfunctional Senate approved the ‘nuclear option’ for confirming SCOTUS candidates so they can ramrod through the confirmation of this judge who has a questionable history, we need, more than ever, to begin repopulating both our House of Representatives and Senate with reasonable, honorable people.
The best way to begin this is to elect Jon Ossoff as our representative for the 6th Congressional District. I voted on day two of early voting; many people have also early voted. If you have not yet voted, remember it is vitally important to our republic, our democracy, to deliver a defeat to this Republican President and send a message that integrity does matter, and our own Jon Ossoff is the first step in restoring integrity to Washington.