Submitted 5-2-18:

To the Editor,

This letter is to encourage voters in the 84th district to support Susan Manchester for state representative on May 8th.

Darke, Mercer, Shelby, and Auglaize Counties are truly special places. It’s why my wife and I chose to come back and settle here after college and raise a family. The pull of our area is also what brought Susan back, and she’s going to use that passion to advocate for us in Columbus. Her commitment to life, the second amendment, and a government that works for the people is exactly what we need in the statehouse.

Susan is the only candidate in this race with real experience in the legislative arena, pushing legislation that is important to the people of the 84th district. There won’t be any need for on-the-job training with Susan – she’ll be ready to fight for us on day one. She’s been endorsed by Congressman Jim Jordan, a champion of conservative principles. She’s also lived her values – from her mission work at a pro-life orphanage in Venezuela to working on her family’s farm, she understands the priorities of the people of this area.

My wife and I welcomed our first child in October – a little girl. I have no doubt that one day, she’ll be able to look up to Susan as a role model because of the things she’s accomplished and the work she will continue to do on our behalf.

Please join me in voting for the most qualified candidate on May 8th – vote Susan Manchester for state representative.

-Matthew Staugler