90-Year-Old Van Treuren Supporter Went Door-To-Door in Combat Boots for Lorain County Commissioner Campaign
. . . but not for my particular race! Apparently I’m not the first person to go door-to-door in combat boots for a political campaign in Lorain County.
Bill Ehrman, a Van Treuren for Commissioner supporter who lives in Elyria, sent us the following hand-written letter in the mail:
Best wishes on your candidacy for Lorain County Commissioner.
I am a native of Amherst and have many interests there yet–I am a graduate of Amherst High School, retired United States Air Force officer, retired from Nordson, and a member of the Park Avenue United Methodist Church, Masons, American Legion 118, etcetera.
Unfortunately, I am also 90 years old, a widower, and living at the Wesleyan Village in Elyria. My family is scattered all over. And I don’t get around much more . . . can’t walk very well.
However, about 25 years ago, I worked with Mr. Dinallo, who was the principal of the Powers school, on his race to become Lorain County Commissioner . . . on the Republican ticket. I too wore my combat boots . . . spent a lot of time over in North Ridgeville, western Elyria, etcetera . . . one house at a time. And western Lorain.
I can’t give you any advice that you don’t know already . . . good luck!
Mr. Ehrman, thanks so much for your dedication to our country, your dedication to our community, and your support for our campaign! We really enjoyed reading your letter.