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Donnelly is a good candidate and a good guy PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kathy Knue Przywara   
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 10:19 PM


Often times we vote for candidates we do not know or we know little about. Many of you know my mom and dad, John and Shirley Knue, and you know me, and we know Joe Donnelly, the candidate for United States Senator for Indiana.

Significant problems are currently facing our country and the country is terribly divided. However, electing Joe to the Senate for the next six years would be a step in the right direction.

Joe is less concerned about Democratic ideas and Republican ideas and more concerned about doing the right things that will have a positive impact on our country.

At the outset, let me say that Joe did not ask me to write this and, in fact, he does not even know I am writing it. I wanted to do it. While I do not live in Indiana anymore, I still consider it my home, I still call myself a Hoosier and I want what is best for my family and friends who still live there. Let me tell you a little about Joe.

Our contact with Joe first began in 1973, when my husband Chris was randomly assigned to room with him at the University of Notre Dame their freshman year.

They became great friends. When Chris and I married at St. Lawrence Church in Lawrenceburg in 1984, Joe was in our wedding. After we had our first child

Steve, we were lucky to have Joe and his wife, Jill, be Steve’s godparents.

That should tell you what we think of Joe and Jill Donnelly. Over the years, we have often stayed in each other’s homes, and we have celebrated children’s baptisms and now weddings and many a Notre Dame football game.

When our son Steve went to Notre Dame, he worked on Joe’s congressional campaign in South Bend. Although he ran against a much better financed incumbent,

Joe won because he took the opportunity personally to introduce himself to Hoosiers at every 4-H Fair, parade, festival and event in the area.

Our son saw how hard Joe worked at earning the respect of the voters of Northern Indiana and we have seen how hard he has worked in Congress since he went to Washington in 2006.

I could tell you that Joe practiced law, that he owned a small family business, that he has worked tirelessly to promote and preserve jobs in his district, that he is pro-life, and that he has advocated veterans’ issues including helping bring local health care services to veterans in Northern Indiana, but you can read about these things in the campaign literature, in the news and on his website.

But what you need to know from someone you know who has known Joe for a long time is that I cannot think of a better person to serve as the Senator for my family and friends in Indiana. I urge you to vote for him on Nov. 6.

Kathy Knue Przywara
8652 Calumet Way
Cincinnati, Ohio 45249

Przywara is a former Greendale resident and 1975 graduate of Lawrenceburg High School.