Holmes Beach commission candidate Peelen fights to protect small-town atmosphere

October 31, 2013 

I am appalled that you have endorsed Melissa Williams and David Zaccagnino for commissioners of Holmes Beach.

Jean Peelen has bravely fought for the people who want this island to continue its small-town flavor, with churches, civic groups, mom and pop stores, and community organizations. Every tourist I have met comes here because of that aspect, and Jean Peelen has worked for a balance between permanent residents and visitors.

She was unfairly sued and called any number of names by a very rude man. We watched his antics and were appalled. If she were as litigious and uncivil as this contractor, she could have sued him right back, but she is not that kind of person.

Ruth Richardson

Holmes Beach

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