I was surprised to read about Legis. William J. Lindsay III’s proposal to reduce the number of districts that make up the Suffolk County Legislature from 18 to 13 [“Call to trim Suffolk’s legislature,” News, Nov. 16].

As a candidate for the legislature in 1981, I felt that my district was small enough for me to be able on foot to meet most of the people, lessening the need for large campaign contributions.

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Given the appalling effect that money has on politics, it’s refreshing to have a body where the elected officials can free themselves from special interests and work strictly for the interests of the people.

Let’s hope that this proposal goes nowhere.

Tony Korec, Medford