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Letter to the editor | Thompson values freedom

We would like to voice our support for U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson.

As forest landowners in central Pennsylvania, we have had occasion to consult with Thompson on various forest issues. We have found him to be knowledgeable on natural resources subjects, and he listens carefully to us when we approach him with an issue.

His membership on the House Agriculture, Education and the Workforce and Natural Resources committees puts him in position to fairly represent the interests of his constituents.

The 5th District he represents is largely rural with many forest landowners. His support for issues like passage of the farm bill and opening bio-based markets for Pennsylvania forest products shows he understands the rural economies of his district and how important jobs created by strong markets for forest and agricultural products are.

We have been to several Eagle Scout Courts of Honor where Thompson personally delivered the commendation rather than sending it by mail. He is a strong supporter of Scouting, and it means so much to these fine young men to receive their commendations in person from Thompson.

Thompson is a strong supporter of 4-H and Pennsylvania Ag Extension, both vital programs to the education and support of rural Pennsylvanians.

We have found him to be a principled man of faith who values freedom. He will have our votes on Election Day.

Susan and Leroy Benedict

State College

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