ACC Supporters of Allen Kaplan

RECEIVED Mon., May 8, 2006

Dear Editor,
    We, the undersigned current and former elected leaders of ACC employee organizations, commend the Chronicle's endorsement [May 5] of Allen Kaplan for re-election to the ACC board. The accusations against him quoted in a “Postmarks” letter [May 5] last week stem from misrepresentations by ACC's mercifully departed President Richard Fonte, who used them as part of a campaign to keep college employees from expressing their opinions to the board and to keep the board from evaluating him for his poor performance.
    We, the very people cited in the letter as being negative about Allen, are in fact all supporting him, which exposes the accusations for the falsehoods they are. Those of us involved in educating ACC students are grateful for Allen's dedicated work for the college and ask Chronicle readers to vote to continue it.
Terry Thomas, Al Purcell, Daniel Traverso, Joe Lostracco, Mary Parker, Maxine Montgomery, Bill Montgomery, Becky Villarreal, Don Becker, Dan Dewberry
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