Merle Kovash wrote a letter of support published in the West Linn Tidings on May 7, 2015:
Experience matters when it comes to governing a city. Thomas Frank is the only candidate for mayor with experience as a city councilor and council president.
The leadership he has demonstrated while Council President shows that with Thomas as mayor, our city will continue to function with good governance. West Linn has elected mayors with little or no experience in the past, and we have paid a painful price.
I know Thomas Frank as a person of integrity who will work for all citizens of West Linn, not just the vocal minority. That is why I am asking you to join me in voting for Thomas Frank for Mayor.