Bloomberg represents future of Pittsfield

To the editor:

I grew up in Pittsfield and have lived through the good times and the bad. I have served this country, spending four years in the Navy, and I have served this city, spending 30 years as a member of the Pittsfield Fire Department.

When it comes to politics I've seen it all. (Actually, I thought I did until I saw Donald Trump.)

It's no secret that our city is hurting, but if you are like me, you have seen it before. More politicians selling the same old song and dance every year.

A few weeks ago I met a young man, Michael Bloomberg, who is running for state representative. He looked me in the eye as he shook my hand and told me that Pittsfield will never be the city it once was, but that doesn't mean we can give up. He's right.

I just turned 81, but I gladly agreed to go knock on doors with Michael in my neighborhood, and I would gladly do it again. I think it is high time we've passed responsibility to the younger generation as it is their generation who will be living and working in Pittsfield for much longer than I'll be around.

Michael's character makes it clear that he respects his elders, his veterans and his community. On Thursday, Sept. 8th, I will honor his respect with my vote, and I hope you will too.

John Amuso, Pittsfield