Letters to the Editor

Campaign spending story serves the public interest

We applaud reporter Tom Barton for his Nov. 10 front-page story on campaign money spent in the Hilton Head Island Town Council races.

At all levels of political activity the public benefits from articles like his, illuminating the sources of candidates' financial support.

As a result of a question posed by the League of Women Voters at a forum Nov. 8, a candidate referred to the source of public information, the website of the S.C. Ethics Commission. Your reporter took the time to investigate and report thoroughly.

The public is well served by good journalism. Thank you.

Virginia GhirardelliBarbara T. SwiftCo-presidents League of Women Voters of Hilton Head Island