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In District 3 council race, you could have opted for no endorsement

IT’S A sad day when the choice for city councilor is between two candidates with legal issues, one past and the other current (“For District 3: John O’Toole,’’ Editorial, Nov. 1). I don’t think Boston should have to settle for either John O’Toole, who failed to pay $22,000 in income taxes, or Frank Baker, who pleaded guilty to marijuana possession in 1993. It would have been courageous for the Globe to decline any endorsement. Instead, we see the Globe opting to endorse a candidate who is delinquent on taxes. A candidate’s first responsibility should be to handle his own financial issues, and once those are in order, he can focus on community issues. We’ve seen what can happen when it is otherwise.

Kathleen C. Stone

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