I found the tone and content of Rep. Marc Rhoades’ recent letter (Raise taxes or we’re doomed) to be offensive. I consider myself an active and informed citizen, but felt I was being lectured and belittled because I hold views that differ from his.

In addition, I found little data or information in his letter to convince me of his position. As in a previous letter, in which he implied that his opponent was behind a private investigation of his personal life, Rhodes relied on vague statements and innuendo to advance his candidacy.

I believe that our representative in the legislature should respect his constituents and communicate in an open and reasoned manner, even when there are differences of opinion in politics and policy. For this reason, I will be voting for Tim Hodge to represent House District 72.

— Marian Stubbs, Newton