To the editor of THE EAGLE:
As a children’s book author I have the privilege of attending many school functions, and at many of these functions I have had the pleasure of working with School Committee member Katherine Yon. What I find essential is that Ms. Yon is present and accessible. She is there because she genuinely cares about the students of Pittsfield.
I personally am not one who judges people by what they say, but by what they do. Katherine Yon has proven to be a hands-on member of the School Committee and I am certain she will continue to be. I am voting for Katherine Yon for School Committee so she can continue the great work she is doing for our children.
When I think about the word politician a certain image comes to mind. I see a sterile figure, polished and proper, who tries to do the right things, projects the right image and says exactly what the public wants to hear. When I think of the term "public servant" I see a completely different image. I see someone who not only works for the people, but also works with the people for the betterment of the community.
In the city of Pittsfield, Donna Todd Rivers has proven to take a hands-on/front line approach when working with people in the community to make Pittsfield a better place.
Personally, I’m not looking for a politician to follow as councilor at large; I’m looking for someone to lead by example for the people of this amazing city. With that being said, my vote on Nov. 5 is going to be for Donna Todd Rivers, councilor at large.
TY ALLAN JACKSON
The writer is founder, Big Head Books.