To the editor:

We urge you to join us in support for Chuck Hofmann in his election to the OTEC Board. We have known Chuck and his family for almost 30 years as our neighbors and friends. We also know him professionally; we have watched not only his practice grow, but also his commitment to this community. We trust him to tell us the truth whether we like it or not. To us, that means a great deal.

Others have written about Chuck's experience. We will focus on alternative energy: Chuck andquot;recognizes the need for and supports the concept of developing alternative energy resources. At the end of the day, such resources need to be evaluated on their beneficial effect on the environment, their financial impact on OTEC members, and their reliability in terms of electric service delivery to OTEC members.andquot;

He will be accountable to this community, and we believe his election to this position will benefit us all.

LeRoy and Barbara Gornick

Baker City