Letter: Farley-Bouvier leads for community in many ways

Farley-Bouvier leads for community in many ways

To the editor:

There are many reasons why I support Tricia Farley-Bouvier for re-election as state representative. Like most of us, I am looking at this election from several different points of view.

As a parent, I know that she is looking out for all families. Tricia serves on the Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse, as well as the Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.

As a person, I know she is genuinely a kind, honest, and good-hearted person. She has spent her adult life working to help other people, as a teacher, as a leader in non-profits, as a city councilor, and as our state representative.

As a teacher, I know she also cares about children and wants them to have good educations, which lead to good futures. She has been endorsed by the educators here in Pittsfield, as well as at the state level.

As an environmentalist, I'm proud to see that she has been endorsed by the Sierra Club, the Environmental League of Massachusetts (ELM), and Clean Water Action. In other words, Tricia wants what's best for our community.

If I were an employer, I would compare the resumes of the people I'm hiring, and she has a great track history as someone who has dedicated her life to improving the wellbeing of our community.

It takes time to learn a new job, and as we get more experience, we become more effective and productive. There are 160 state representatives in Massachusetts, each charged with working for the betterment of their own communities. Tricia has made herself known at the state level as a leader in the Progressive Caucus and the Gateway City Caucus. She has the ability to collaborate with her peers as well as fighting for Pittsfield and its residents.

I welcome Mike Bloomberg to Pittsfield and hope he chooses to stay and work to help our city. But there is only one clear choice in this election. Please join me in voting to re-elect Tricia Farley-Bouvier on Thursday, Sept. 8.

Carolyn Sibner, Pittsfield


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