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Editor:

Of the guiding principles in my life, none is more important than the Code of the West. Part of that code instructs us to take pride in our work. I feel strongly that the individuals running to lead this great state should uphold that standard. 

The work of anonymously tearing down another candidate is the work of someone not worthy of holding the office of governor. Whichever candidate(s) is behind the mailers against Mark Gordon has chosen to do work they are not proud of or they would sign their name to it. Rather than visiting with individuals about issues, whomever sent the mailers decided to spend significant cash to get someone else to do their work to tear someone else's vision apart. That is very troublesome. 

The way I see it, the way you run your campaign is the way you will run your office and ultimately, the way you will choose to run our state. When things get tough and we get behind, do we want a candidate who will spend unnecessary cash to send some sleazy, name-calling mailers with dubious facts to stir up discontent and distract from the path forward? Or do we want a candidate who has a vision and a plan forward?

The choice is simple. I want someone who does the kind of work they can be proud of and the kind of work I, as a citizen of this state, can be proud of. Wyoming has never been very tolerant of the cowardly or the lazy. I think it is high time that we hold our candidates to the same standards we hold our schoolchildren to. I want honesty and integrity, not wasted money and name-calling. There is one candidate that isn't spending their campaign money to take the low road and that is Mark Gordon.

Please join me in voting for a man of character -- a man who has demonstrated his ability to do work that we can be proud of, a man who proudly signs his name to his campaign materials. 

Sincerely, 

PETER S. ILLOWAY, Cheyenne 

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