To the Editor:
In his Oct. 17 letter, Mike Gemperline attacked Liberty Township trustee candidate Shyra Eichhorn for not voting in the Feb. 5 special election.
When Shyra met with firefighters in September to ask for their endorsement, she was up front and honest about the situation. Shyra was a huge supporter of the emergency fire levy because she knows how important it is to have a professionally staffed fire department in our community. She reached out to friends and neighbors through e-mails and helped distribute signs.
Shyra did more than most people to help spread the word the levy needed to pass. Considering the Liberty Township Professional Firefighters had this information up front and still chose to endorse her speaks volumes about her character and integrity.