To the editor of THE EAGLE:
As someone who knows what it takes to run for office, the commitment, the openness you must put forth in your ideas and qualifications, the time from family and friends, make one think -- am I doing the right thing? I asked Donna Todd Rivers that question and I could see that she is sincere and motivated to have this at times thankless job.
I am impressed with Donna Todd Rivers as a candidate for city councilor at large. I feel along with many others here in the city that she has the qualifications to be a fine councilor for the city. She has a law degree, she is a business owner, radio talk host and has been on top of the issues that Pittsfield has for some time now. I like that she has some solid ideas and direction on where we want our community to move toward.
We need to have more councilors who have a track record of clear and capable decision-making. I have been impressed by what I have seen so far, and I think she will represent us well.
I am very pleased to support Donna Todd Rivers for city councilor at large and urge you to do the same. Please get out, vote and participate on Nov. 5.