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Saturday, October 08, 2005

Tom's Travels

Elkhart County's Democracy for America held a meeting on September 15th in Goshen. The group had invited Fort Wayne City Councilman Tom Hayhurst to talk about the 2006 3rd District Congressional race. The organizer estimated that 18 people attended.

The August meeting featured Fort Wayne Presbyterian minister Tom Boyd.

Rod Liechty, the event organizer, remarked of the September meeting on the 4-member organization's Meet-Up site:
"There was a lively exchange of information on issues after Ft Wayne City Councilman Dr Tom Hayhurst gave his presentation. The candidate for (3rd Dist IN) Congress covered many issues including health care, the extent of privatization, real needs in security, and domestic programs, head start and education. Questions and comment ranged from opposition to no bid contracts for reconstruction after Katrina, decent pay scales for workers, models for improved rail service and mass transit (A RR Labor Leader was in our group), to an exchange of information between a hospital administrator and Tom on health care and insurance problems. It was clear that Hayhurst has a grasp of the issues and the temperment to search for solutions to solve problems. From comments I heard afterwards some would rate the session great."
Dr. Hayhurst seemed to avoid some of the unfortunate comments made by Rev. Boyd at the August meeting. Again, Mr. Liechty gives the wrap-up:
Rev. Kevin Boyd gave a spirited presentation on his candidacy for Congress, the first in a series of candidates. He answered questions directly on his positions. He is pro choice and pro life to care, nurture, and educate all who are born.

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