I was pleased to see in the Sunday Advocate a strong endorsement of Tom McKune for city commissioner. I have known Tom since his arrival in Danville over 20 years ago. As your newspaper noted, Tom has been a dedicated community servant in various capacities.
As Tom's colleague in the Centre College Admissions Office, I learned early on that he had a strong commitment to diversity for the college student body. He felt Centre would be a better place with students of varied economic social and ethnic backgrounds, and he worked hard throughout his tenure at Centre to make this happen. Over the years, I have noted that Tom has not wavered from that same commitment in all the public roles he has assumed. He has been a champion for the underrepresented and has been a thoughtful, informed and independent thinking public servant.
While there are other good candidates, Tom should not be overlooked. He has the time, energy and vision to serve this community well.