Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


October 30, 2012

MORE ON ELECTION: Letters submitted after deadline for Oct. 25 paper


Please join me in supporting Jim Lyons as he
works on our behalf.

Art Barber

3 Sparta Way

Finegold delivers for schools

Editor, Townsman:

I would like to voice my support for State Sen. Barry Finegold in the upcoming elections on Nov. 6.

In the many years I’ve lived in Andover, Finegold has always delivered for our town. He’s been active in promoting youth sports and better educational programs for my kids and yours. As a former public school teacher, I know how tight budgets can get. This year, he was able to deliver the highest amount of educational funding ever to our town. I can’t remember the last time Andover Public Schools had more money than they budgeted for. Needless to say, thanks to Finegold’s efforts, our schools can improve programs, fund after school initiatives and support team sports.

We need someone at the State House who is respected and reliable. Someone who is responsive to our phone calls and letters and a senator who can deliver for Andover. Barry Finegold has exhibited these characteristics and I hope you consider supporting him on Nov. 6. 

Maureen Zonghetti

Greenwood Road

L'Italien has balanced, bipartisan approach

Editor, Townsman:

Like many residents of Tewksbury's Precincts 3 and 3a, I'm looking forward to the upcoming election on Nov. 6. Due to redistricting, we are now in the 18th Essex district, and we have a choice of two representatives-- Jim Lyons and Barbara L'Italien. For me, the choice is clear.

L'Italien has impressed me with her balanced and bipartisan approach to legislating. She puts her constituents above her party affiliation, and it shows. Working with Democrats and Republicans alike, she was able to pass landmark legislation granting insurance coverage to children with autism. This bill attracted the co-sponsorship of none other than Scott Brown, and ended up passing unanimously. L'Italien knows that to get real results, a representative has to be willing to work together with both sides.

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