Friday, July 31, 2009

Jim N. Reed: Follow-up letter to Kevin Boyce

From Jim N. Reed, July 31, 2009
Subject: Appointment of Dr. Dennis Leone to represent your office on STRS Board
Dear Treasurer Boyce,
I must admit to some disappointment in not hearing from you following my earlier e-mail contact. (I did receive an obligatory, generic response promptly but we have received that "courtesy call" before with no real intent to pursue our concerns or recommendations.)
Some of my CORE colleagues were so appreciative when an elected state official (you) responded to them in so timely a fashion when they contacted you regarding the appointment of Dr. Dennis Leone to the vacant seat on the STRS Board, a seat that by law is to be filled by an appointee of the Treasurer of The State of Ohio bringing the total composition to its legal eleven members.
I implore you to do some research on Dr. Leone and carefully examine the hardworking, understanding and sacrificial representation he has afforded Ohio's retired educators during his recently terminated four-year term.
As a 45-year public school educator and STRS stakeholder I am convinced his representation is crucial to keeping our retirement system secure for today's and tomorrow's (including my daughter and son-in-law) retirees.
Again, thank your for your diligent consideration of this critical appointment.
Jim N. Reed
Baltimore, Ohio
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