Letter: Bloomberg brings energy, and a fresh perspective

Bloomberg brings energy and a fresh perspective

To the editor:

As a lifelong resident of Pittsfield and a downtown merchant for over 30 years, I encourage my fellow citizens to vote for Michael Bloomberg to represent the 3rd Berkshire District (Pittsfield) in Boston.

I am impressed with Michael's fresh outlook on some of Pittsfield's most vexing problems. As much as we love this city, I think that vision is largely due to him having gone out and lived elsewhere. For me this isn't a deterrent, but a positive to electing him to office.

His energy reminds me of another young man who ran for office some 10 years ago, Ben Downing, who at an even younger age than Michael, has gone on to be one of our city's greatest representatives.

Many people who escape the gravity of family and finances leave to greener pastures. Michael has returned to Pittsfield to bring state attention to the renewal of our economy. It's going to take a lot of work, but I believe he has the energy and vision to make it happen.

I think he will be an important voice for Pittsfield in the Statehouse if elected. Please remember to exercise your right to vote on Sept. 8.

Thomas Martin, Pittsfield


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