Hard-working Hinds will be strong advocate
To the editor:
It seems that excepting the presidential election, election season locally has been very quiet. With our good friend state Sen. Ben Downing choosing not to run, we all will have a very important decision to make. As a mayor but also as a resident of North Adams, the greater region, and this state Senate district, I know how vitally important an informed, engaged and caring state senator can be.
I have had the pleasure of working with Adam Hinds for several years and I am impressed with him on so many levels. Adam has a stellar background in public service. Most specifically, I am keenly aware of Adam's work in Pittsfield with at-risk youth and I have worked hand-in-hand with him on several topics since he became the executive director at the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition.
Adam is hard-working, intelligent and thoughtful and takes his role as a community leader very seriously. He is laser-focused on all of our needs to include neighborhoods, joblessness, transportation, medical services, education, economic development and the pains and struggles of addiction. What is vitally important is that Adam listens, leads through action, and is driven to serve.
Adam truly cares for the people of our region and has the qualities we have come to know and expect from our representation on Beacon Hill. We need someone who will listen, someone who will act, someone who will advocate for all of us, and someone who will be certain that Berkshire County will be very well heard and very well served in Boston.
On Sept. 8, please be certain to vote and please cast a vote for Adam Hinds for state senator in the Democratic primary. I know I will.
Dick Alcombright, North Adams, The writer is mayor of North Adams.