I do not understand your "thumbs down" for the Erie County Democratic Party selecting Kevin Zeiher to sit on the board of election. You correctly point out that Kevin Zeiher has had years of dedicated party service. He is also a very fine attorney who has volunteered a great deal of time to many social services for our community. Who out there is better than Kevin to sit on the board? You denigrate Kevin's selection on the basis that he is not "new blood," neither was our friend, Clarence Seavers. Clarence Seavers served our entire community faithfully. There is no reason to think Kevin Zeiher won't follow in his footsteps.
I am always thankful when busy talented people like Kevin donate their limited free time to our wonderful community. Unfortunately, the paper's negative opinions discourage good people from serving our community. Is it reasonable to expect people to volunteer their time and risk being insulted by our newspaper for doing so?
Michael T. Murray