Canning well-qualified for state Senate

To the editor:

Letter writer Ryanne Olsen is absolutely right. ("More female candidates must step forward," letter, May 20. Olsen is the executive director of Emerge Massachusetts.) Massachusetts needs more qualified women in office and we are in luck.

Christine Canning has tossed her hat in the ring for the state Senate and is well-qualified, with new ideas a background in education, is smart, witty and a breath of fresh air.

It is time to elect qualified and smart women in office, so let's support Christine Canning for state senator.

Patrick Fennell, Great Barrington