In the First District, we endorse Democrat George F. Bachman. His long service as a councilman, from 1965 to 1982, including his many years as council chairman, is a qualification that Republican Gerald P. Starr, a financial administrator, cannot match.
We heartily support Republican Ernest C. Michaelson, an environmental consultant, in the Second District, over Democratic nominee Edward Middlebrooks, a lawyer whose obeisance to Circuit Court Clerk H. Erle Schafer is troubling.
In the Third District, the incumbent Democrat, Edward C. Ahern, does not deserve another term. Republican Carl G. Holland, a longtime community activist, is our choice.