Dear Editor,

As we near the primary, voters are seeing an increase of campaign noise and nonsense. It is hard to see through the garbage expert media manipulators create to confuse us. Let me add my local voice. I have lived in Virginia, Illinois for 20 years and my family is from Mason City, Illinois both part of the 93rd representative district.
Norine Hammond is the best candidate to serve the people of our district. She puts the needs of her district first and isn’t afraid to take the hard path when it is the right path. Too many elected officials take the easy way out rather than make hard choices even when they are the right choices. Norine has the integrity to do what is right. She knows that only a few issues are one-sided, so she listens to various viewpoints and weighs them fairly.
I know this from my own experiences. I frequently work with Norine on education and healthcare issues. She consistently and relentlessly advocates for our district. She serves with integrity, independence, and wisdom gained from years of experience. She strives for solutions and works with anyone wanting to improve Illinois. Norine is thoughtful, honest, fair, hard-working, and more. I can vouch for all these qualities. It is why she is one of the best representatives I’ve ever worked with.
Norine Hammond embodies the best qualities needed by an elected representative. It isn’t confusing. It is perfectly clear. Norine Hammond is the best and right choice.

Matt Werner
Virginia, Ill.