Letter: Hinds will be advocate for wide spectrum of voters

Hinds will be advocate for wide spectrum of voters

To the editor:

Adam Hinds will be a fine state senator representing the 52 towns of western Massachusetts, and here are some reasons I will be voting for him in the primary.

As a retired teacher and active parent, I know Adam comes from a public education background, and places high value on offering quality opportunity to all children. We have discussed the need for examining the school funding formulas to maximize resources available to students and teachers.

He is also aware of the tremendous job skilled educators continue to do with our kids from infancy on up, and promotes recognition and pay equity for professionals and non-professionals working with children. He has worked with at-risk youth in communities in Pittsfield and North Adams. This is why Adam has earned the endorsement of thousands of workers, including the Massachusetts Teachers Association, and the SEIU, which represents those in health care.

As a Select Board member in Monterey, I know Adam recognizes the importance of small towns in our region. He has met with citizens of our town and heard their concerns. He comes from a small town in Western Massachusetts, and Adam understands that we play more than a supporting role in economic development throughout the region. We deserve real, effective assistance in making our voices heard in the Statehouse when it comes to critical issues including internet access, transportation, environment, and the arts and culture, and Adam will stand with us.

As a senior, I know Adam respects and pays attention to the needs and concerns of our growing senior community in the Berkshires. He has joined us at Age-Friendly Berkshires meetings to listen, learn and begin to address those needs so more seniors can comfortably and safely age in place in our homes and hometowns.

Adam Hinds is an energetic, involved listener, experienced leader and thoughtful problem solver who will devote himself to serving the spectrum of people throughout our Senate district. Please join me in voting for Adam Hinds in the Sept. 8 primary, and in the November election.

Carol Lewis Edelman, Monterey


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