July 25, 2012 - Iacocca for Kittle
I met Pat Kittle in November 1978 when I first joined Chrysler.
Pat was a member of the Special Security Team assigned to my family and me. Pat served in this role for almost seven years during which time he completed his MBA while working in excess of 60 hours per week on top of raising a family of his own.
Over the years, Pat proved to be a loyal, honest and trusted employee and a devoted friend of the family. After leaving my personal staff, Pat worked his way up the corporate ladder to become a member of the Sales and Marketing Executive Leadership team.
Chrysler lost a great executive when Pat retired. Independence Township is about to gain a great Township Supervisor when Pat wins the Aug. 7 primary.
Lee A. Iacocca, Chrysler
Chairman of the Board, retired
No endorsement from exec
Despite the rumors that are floating around, I have not endorsed any one for the local office in Independence Township, including any candidate for township supervisor.
Even though I am a resident of Independence Township and very much concerned with what happens here, I do not think it is appropriate for me to weigh in with a recommendation. Frankly, I trust the good people of Independence Township to be able to sort out in the primary the very best folks to represent them.
Best of luck to all.
L. Brooks Patterson
Oakland County Executive
A vote for Kittle
I write today to whole-heatedly support Pat Kittle for Independence Township supervisor.
I have known Pat for over 30 years. I have come to know him as a man of integrity. He's a straight-shooter who gets to the heart of any matter thoroughly and will do it without all the dramatics and grandstanding we see from the group of so called leaders in place today.
He's always been a hard working, level-headed individual and I assure you he will do what's best for our community.
He is not motivated by personal platitudes nor for the glory of hearing his name being praised. He is not one to speak merely to hear himself talk. He doesn't claim to be the smartest man in the room, nor is he loudest. If he is doing something, he is doing it for what he believes are the "right" reasons.
In short, he is the right person for Independence Township supervisor. This community deserves somebody as refreshingly open and honest as Pat Kittle. I encourage you to vote for truly the best man for the job on Aug. 7
Picks by Doc O'Neill
In the upcoming election we all have the opportunity to elect an Independence Township Board that serves all of the citizens in a respectful, distinguished and helpful manner.
In my opinion, I feel the meetings shouldn't last for more than 2-3 hours. To keep it legal, let's finish the meetings on the same day. If we run the meetings effectively and make wise use of our consultants, we may have extra money for police, fire, recreation, etc.
I am endorsing Todd Waring for supervisor and Jose Aliaga and Ron Ritchie for trustees. Jeff Decker has a lot of real estate experience and, in my opinion, he would make an excellent clerk. I also feel Paul Brown would make an excellent treasurer.
James A. O'Neill, MD
Clark supports Wallace
I have known Neil Wallace since I moved to Clarkston in 2005 and became involved in local community affairs. Since that time, I have found Neil to be an intelligent, energetic and above all an honest man who deeply cares about the well-being of Independence Township.
Neil is a longtime resident of Independence Township. He has played an active role in local matters from the time he served as chair of the Planning Commission beginning in 1982 to his first service as township trustee in 1996 and then elected again to trustee in 2008.
As a current township trustee, Neil is an active participant in many aspects of township affairs.
He has been instrumental in guiding the township through the recent difficult economic times. His managerial and administrative skills have been the driving force in improving the efficiency of township operations.
In my present role as township superintendent, I have sought Neil's counsel many times on a wide variety of issues. Each time, he has given me wise and thoughtful advice. I am extremely pleased that Neil is a candidate for township supervisor.
Without hesitation, I fully endorse him for that position and I urge all Independence Township residents to vote for him Aug. 7.
Bart L. Clark, superintendent