Letter: Harrington prepared to be state senator

Harrington prepared to be state senator

To the editor:

Andrea Harrington embodies confidence, knowledge, expertise and integrity! She is compassionate and has insight to the root causes of the social ills that are plaguing our communities. Andrea's life journey has prepared her for this moment at this: H time. She truly understands the diverse needs of Western Massachusetts.

Andrea not only has read books on poverty, substance abuse, domestic violence, education, access to health care, business and the criminal justice system, she has experienced many of them personally and professionally.

My candidate for state Senate was born and educated in Berkshire public schools, and is a first generation college graduate, an attorney who has served some of the most marginalized communities in our country. Representing those on death row gave her a deep grasp of the impact of poverty on individuals, families and society.

She is ready to join other legislators in addressing the opioid epidemic, ensure families' economic, educational and health needs are met in Pittsfield and Western Massachusetts.

We are fortunate to have such a candidate in our midst who has the ability to lead us into the future. We need someone with the skills to embrace the demographic and economic shifts that are occurring in the Berkshires. These times need such a leader as Andrea Harrington, Democrat for state Senate. Please join me in voting for her on Thursday, Sept. 8.

Shirley Edgerton. Pittsfield


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