LETTER: Former Selectmen Endorses L'Italien

Reader says L'Italien served as a strong partner during her earlier tenure.

To the Editor:

Serving on the Andover Board of Selectmen, I saw first hand the importance of setting aside politics in order to develop responsible policy.

Whether it was working with my fellow Selectmen, my colleagues on the School Committee, or our representatives in the state legislature, we all understood that despite our differences, we needed to work together to move Andover forward.

During my service I was lucky to have a partner in Barbara L'Italien. As our State Representative, Barbara made the effort to regularly communicate with residents and local officials in fighting for the Merrimack Valley.
While it may sound abstract to say that Barbara communicated, I can not think of a better way to describe her hands-on approach to serving our town. Whether it was regularly attending community meetings, or making herself available for a quick phone conversation, I always knew Barbara to be a legislator who viewed local officials as partners in improving Andover.

In government, no two people ever agree 100% of the time. But what is undeniable is that government can not function if we don't elect people who can set aside differences, roll up their sleeves, and work together for the betterment of the communities they are suppose to represent. That is why I ask that you join me in voting for Barbara L'Italien as our next State Representative.

John Hess


Marc DiFruscia October 31, 2012 at 11:45 PM
You forgot to mention Babs supports free tuition for illegals, a sales tax increase and hack jobs. what she was rewarded with after getting blown out by Jim Lyons.
salemst November 05, 2012 at 10:53 PM
If you believe we can tax our way to prosperity, have more private sector jobs than can be filled, families so flush with increased disposable income they don't know what to do with it, and government is frugally living within its means then you are an identified Barbara L'Italien voter. If you want any of the above mentioned improved upon, Jim Lyons is the candidate of choice..


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