Dear Editor:I called your office earlier this week and asked if the Patriot will endorse a candidate in the local City Council election. Your editor explained that it is your policy not to endorse candidates.

I hope you reconsider this policy and I hope you reconsider quickly. Next month's election is the most important local election in many, many years and has the potential to significantly alter the city of Downey, both in the present and in the future. Its importance cannot be understated.

An endorsement from the Patriot (or your editor) would be welcomed and respected by the Downey residents who do not have the time or resources to conduct their own research, particularly the older population. Please reconsider. Fred Minnig Downey

********** Published: October 4, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 25