It’s campaign season and according to precedent, some candidate supporters armed with very little facts share their thoughts in letters to the editor. As was the case with a recent letter from Mike Briggs (“Support Sinclair for Legislature,” June 7, Our Readers’ Views). He states, among other half-truths, that Rep. Larry Hoff voted against “citizen vaccines.” To set the record straight, Hoff voted against legislation which removed a parent’s right to choose what vaccinations their school-aged children receive. He stated on the floor of the House that he believed in the recommended vaccinations, just not in eliminating any more parental rights.
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