Letter: Horch will be an energy leader

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I write in response to the Rev. Frank C. Strasburger’s letter on the legislative race in District 66.

Strasburger is badly mistaken in saying that Fred Horch seems not to be very much interested in alternative forms of energy. I have conversed with Fred often in the past several years about his deep commitment to wind, hydro, biofuel, tidal, and solar – and about his equally deep commitment to conserving energy.

Strasburger would only need to visit Fred’s store on Brunswick’s Maine Street to get a full-scale sense of Fred’s commitment – and of the many products and informational meetings in his store that for years have aroused and assisted people’s search for alternative ways to produce and conserve energy. Fred need not take a back seat to anyone in his zeal for conservation and alternative energy.

Rep. Alex Cornell du Houx is a fine politician, but Fred Horch has the legal and business experience to provide better leadership on environmental issues in the next legislature.

There is also this very important factor that Strasburger misses entirely in his comparison of Fred to other candidates: Fred will bring his extensive, hands-on expertise and commitment in these vital matters directly to the Legislature when elected.

John Rensenbrink