>We are writing in support of Tom Adrian and his candidacy for state representative from the 72nd District.

We have known Tom and his family for many years and have seen them involved in many aspects of our community.

He and his wife, Ann, have been involved with and committed to public education, with their children being graduates of Newton public schools.

Tom has been a community leader serving on many boards and committees.

Today, the Newton Medical Center is a success partly because of Tomís early leadership role as chairman of that board. He also has chaired the Prairie View board and has been a strong supporter of meeting the mental health needs in our community.

The present national financial crisis calls for a steady approach in helping the state of Kansas work through this difficult time. Tom has the experience and personal style to work with Republicans and Democrats in finding the best solutions for Kansas.

Tomís concern for our health needs, including mental health needs, his commitment to achieving excellence in public education, and his concern for realistic economic policies in these troubled financial times, make Tom the best choice to represent our 72nd District.

Please join us in electing Tom Adrian on Tuesday, to make his leadership skills available at the state level, on our behalf.

ó Sincerely,

Merrill and Boots Raber,