To the editor:

I am writing to urge North Adams voters to re-elect Tom Bernard as our mayor. It has been a quiet election season in North Adams, but the Nov. 5 election is important for our city and I urge people to get out and vote.

I have known Tom for years and find him to be one of the smartest people I know. His dedication to North Adams is on display every day and his attention to detail has made our city one that is on the rise. We have seen examples of this with increased tourism, business activity, and local, statewide and national press that lets people know that our city is the place to be. This is no surprise, as it seems that there are new announcements of activities every week.

Tom understands the need to continue working to build on the successes we have seen so far, and he knows that there are those who have not experienced that success. In my conversations with him, his passion for all our citizens shines through and his commitment to making life better for all our citizens is apparent.

I am hopeful that you agree with me and give Tom a vote for a second term on Nov. 5.

Dan Bosley,

North Adams