To the editor:

Mike Griswold is running for a seat on the Leavenworth City Commission. I have known Mike for over 15 years and have seen him in action as a colonel in the U.S. Army, an active member in his church community and president of the Fort Leavenworth Board of Education. 

Mike has demonstrated all the characteristics that epitomize effective leadership – integrity, selfless service and a drive for excellence in all he does. He is a servant leader who will put the needs of Leavenworth foremost in all of his decisions. 

Mike is very intelligent and consistently examines all aspects of every issue. He asks questions and demands answers before rendering an opinion or decision. In his superb leadership on the USD 207 Board of Education, even during turbulent times of declining school funding, Mike continued to focus on providing a world class education for military children at Fort Leavenworth. 

Mike Griswold will deliver the same dedicated leadership that the residents of Leavenworth deserve. On Aug. 1, vote Mike Griswold for city commissioner.