Hinds is right choice for our state senator

To the editor:

I enthusiastically endorse Adam Hinds in his bid for the state Senate.

With over 20 years in law enforcement, I believe I have become a good judge of character, and I know that Mr. Hinds has the kind of character and dedication that we so desperately need in the state Senate. I have known Mr. Hinds for many years, and in that time he has demonstrated himself to be a dedicated member of the Berkshire County area.

Adam founded the Pittsfield Community Connection, a program whose mission is to provide support to at-risk youth before they have a chance to become involved in crime. Adam worked with officials in Pittsfield to win a $5 million grant to provide these youngsters with job training, education, and counseling. As the executive director of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition in North Adams, Adam works with multiple regional organizations on addiction, health, and jobs.

Adam knows this area well, understands our particular needs, and would do a great job representing us in the state Senate. I hope you will join me in voting for Adam Hinds for state Senate on Thursday.

Mark Strout, Dalton, The writer is a Dalton Selectman.