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The federal government shutdown has unexpected consequences.

Lenord F. Brady, 75, died Jan. 14, 2019, in Ketchikan. He was born Dec. 1, 1944, in Harrison, Michigan.
Vera N. Gordon, 98, died Jan. 4, 2019, in Fairfield, California, with family by her side. She was born to Ruby and John Willer Feb.
Re-elect Ortiz

EDITOR, Daily News:

They say politics changes people, but as far as I can tell, politics hasn’t changed Dan Ortiz. Dan is still the same hard worker, considerate thinker, careful listener, and compassionate human being that many of us have known for decades.

I watched Dan work tirelessly as a teacher and coach for years, and now I see him pour the same effort into legislating. In the past, I marveled at how Dan listened with such genuine enthusiasm to high school students, validating their thoughts and pushing discussions further to reach productive conclusions. Now I still see the same listening skills in action whenever I talk to Dan or see him talk with others.

It may be a rare person who isn’t changed by politics, or a rare representative who genuinely listens to their constituents, but District 36 is incredibly fortunate that Dan is so exceptional. I strongly encourage you to get out and vote on or before November 6th, and vote to re-elect our gem of a representative, Dan Ortiz.