Letter: Harrington will lead on progressive issues

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Harrington will lead on progressive issues

To the editor:

Andrea Harrington is smart, tough and committed to representing the working families of the Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden state Senate District.

I first met Ms. Harrington when she came to the Lanesborough Democratic Town Committee Caucus in March. She introduced herself and I handed her a short questionnaire which she filled out in five minutes. I was impressed that she wrote what she thought without being "political."

It didn't hurt that she mostly agreed with me. I was delighted that she supported public education by opposing the expansion of the number of charter schools which are taking $400 million from the commonwealth's public schools, including $2 million from Pittsfield. She knows we need more funds for public education, not less, which is why she supported the "millionaire's tax."

The next time I met Andrea is when she came to the Old Forge in Lanesborough to join us when we celebrated the fact that the proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline of fracked gas would not be built through our water system and through the middle of our town. I was delighted to see that she would be with us.

Andrea is a progressive who will represent us in Boston, now and In the future. She has my vote.

Russell Freedman, Lanesborough


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