To the Editor:

I am writing to encourage others to vote for Lance Koth as representative for District 20 on Nov. 6.

I have known Lance both personally and professionally for over 30 years. Lance is a man of integrity. He has always stood firm on his convictions of honesty, forthrightness and integrity in his business dealings and in his personal life. He is also a compassionate leader concerned for the needs of others, often putting those needs before his own.

Lance has provided faithful and consistent leadership to the community through his service on numerous local and regional boards. He was a strong and compassionate leader during his time leading a local business in the Mitchell community.

Through his many experiences, Lance has shown himself to be a thoughtful leader, considering all sides of an issue before coming to a decision. He is an independent thinker, willing to work with others to come to the best solution to an issue.

I urge other members of District 20 to cast your vote for Lance Koth on Nov. 6.

Jay Tolsma