March 18 • 09:54 PM
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Friend, former colleague ‘stands up’ for Patricia Brozowski

To the Editor:

I received a bookmark many, many years ago from an old friend named Patricia Brozowski. It reads as follows:

"There's a miracle called friendship that dwells within the heart, and you don't know how it happens or when it gets its start...but the happiness it brings you always gives a special lift and you realize that friendship is God's most precious gift."

I use this bookmark many times as I read different books. The message that I want to get across to those that read this letter is Yes, I too support Patricia Brozowski, the Emmett Twp. Supervisor.

I am not from Emmett Twp. and I have no vote in the matter to keep her as supervisor but I can tell you this, I never had a more faithful friend than she. She was instrumental in my being hired at Capac High School, where I worked with her for nearly 17 years. Before I retired from the high school, Pat accepted the job of being the clerk for Emmett Twp. When my husband passed away, I was at such a loss in my life. There was an opening for a clerk position in Berlin Township. I called Mrs. Brozowski on the phone to ask what it entailed and she encouraged me to apply for the position. Many changes have taken place in township government, including the election system, since I was a clerk. While I was a clerk I went to many meetings that concerned the clerks from all over St. Clair County. Mrs. Brozowski volunteered for many of those positions and performed all of them to the best of her ability. I never heard anyone say a bad word about her. I can't for the life of me think of why anyone would want to remove her from the office that she was recently elected for. She apologized for the mistake that was made (appointment of a non-registered voter). When this happens, a person corrects the mistake—which she did—and moves on. My goodness, don't we all make mistakes? I can think of only one person that is perfect and that is the Almighty God. He judges us all.

I am letting readers know that I stand up for Patricia Brozowski and if I was in her shoes, I would never resign under any circumstance that would tarnish my name. In fact I told her that I am glad I am out of the entire political circus. I am very proud of her and value her friendship.

I want to reiterate a statement that has been made before: "If you don't stand up for something, you stand for nothing." Stand up for Patricia Brozowski.

Kathleen Worden, former Berlin Twp. Clerk (1988-2004), Allenton
August 05, 2009

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