To the editor:
When the RG Steel downfall started, many leaders turned their backs on our workers. Only a few representatives called or visited the hall to see what they could do to help the 1,500-plus men and women who were going to lose their jobs and benefits.
State Sen. Lou Gentile, D-Steubenville, was the first to offer his help, and he has been with our workers every step of the way. Even though he was outmanned and outgunned, he was an effective voice for us, working for relief for these hardworking men and women.
The ads that are attacking Gentile are untrue and, in my opinion, a lie. Gentile has always been there for the working men and women of this valley.
In November, we need to support candidates who have stood up for us and for our community. That's why I'm voting for Lou Gentile.
Johnny T. Waugh