Letters to the Editor, Oct. 23

Marco Eagle

Humanity check

Fortunately for Marco Island, few people possess the level of hated, anger, and bullishness that have been obvious in Ed Issler’s letters, four-page unsolicited emails and cell phone conversations overheard in public.

It appears that Issler has an enormous amount of free time and perseverance. His last letter curiously was publicized on the same day as the Marco Eagle’s report of the complaint filed with the Florida Elections Commission with accusations against Jerry Swiacki. The filing could not have been better timed for a smear campaign, right on target, just before early voting. 

Editorial cartoon

I would suggest that Issler’s free time and awesome organizational skills would be better served for worthwhile causes such as childhood leukemia, the Children’s heart Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, any of the many Marco Island community organizations, and last but not least, an occasional visit to his local religious establishment.  Being involved and supporting organizations is a kind, charitable and constructive way of giving back to civilization instead of degrading it.  It might dispel some of the anger and need for revenge. 

Living here in paradise, we should all appreciate that life is too short to endure such ridiculous meanness, negativity and deceitfulness.  I am sick and tired of it on all levels, including state and federal government.  Why does it have to be so ugly here on our little four- by six-mile island? Most of us moved here to enjoy the rest of our lives, not do combat. 

As they say in our church, even to Ed, “Peace be with you.” Jerry and I will continue to live on this beautiful island with civility, respect, and a sense of doing our best to serve this great community. 

Linda J. Turner, wife of Jerry Swiacki, Marco Island

Vote for Victor Rios

Being a long time resident and voted, I’d like to urge all Marco Island voters to vote for Victor Rios.

Having known Victor for 14 years, I have seen his dedication and hard work in maintaining Marco Island as a “Paradise.”

Victor was relentless in keeping developers from destroying Veterans Park. This act saved our much-needed green space, while honoring our veterans.

Victor fought for lower taxes without the disruption of our key services.

Serving on both Marco Island Beach Committee, and the County Coastal Advisory Committee he fought to establish and maintain our beautiful beaches.

We need Victor’s dedication, expertise and honesty to keep perpetuating the love and pride we all have for Marco Island.

Vote for Victor Rios, either by absentee ballot, or the poles at the public library on October 25th through November 3rd or on Election Day November 6th.

Get out and vote for Victor Rios!

Patricia Sattan, Marco Island

Are votes anonymous?

How is one to filter out all the campaign rhetoric to make an informed decision? With information now available online through local websites and tradition press, one might be overwhelmed.

Given the vast amount of information, I found one website to offer discerning commentary as well as entertainment. Interestingly, the best information made available through commentary is via anonymous emails and a website hosted by anonymous authors.

An independent watchdog is sorely needed.

Go to website: Marco Politics, www.marcopolitics.com.

As a resident, I want an efficient and professionally staffed city with quality controls that apply to management and employees. I want a council of the same caliber, so I strongly recommend candidates who are running independently.

Mr. Victor Rios, Mr. Sam Young and Mr.  Eric Brechnitz might be well worth our anonymous votes.

Ann Sepe, Marco Island