[Ed note: My Southborough accepts signed letters to the editor. Letters may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note the last day to submit letters related to next week’s election is November 2.]
To the editor:
Carolyn Dykema is exactly the sort of person who should represent us. She’s giving, capable, community-minded, and accessible. She’s the best listener I’ve ever met, and she’s open to anyone’s good idea.
One voter said to me, “I’m a Republican, and I was going to vote for the Republican, but then I met Carolyn.” I’ve heard similar comments so often I’ve lost count. People who meet her can tell she’s focused on practical solutions for all of us.
Here are only a few of Rep. Dykema’s many achievements.
Small businesses told Carolyn they needed help with the spiraling cost of health insurance. She supported new buying groups through which small businesses are getting discounts from their premiums. (There are many other ways she’s helped small businesses, too.)
Towns needed help with health insurance, too, and Carolyn and the legislature bucked union opposition to allow towns to put their employees into the GIC. Taxpayers are saving money.
Carolyn has supported education, in which our district leads Massachusetts, which leads the nation. Local aid, fully and fairly funded, has been her priority.
Carolyn has done incredible work to show our devotion to veterans in honor of their devotion to us.
Last but not least, I always know that Rep. Dykema is in our corner, no one else’s. She stood up calmly, civilly, yet with unshakeable firmness against casinos, even though gambling was the Speaker’s top priority.
Carolyn Dykema is far and away the best person to represent Holliston, Hopkinton, Southborough, and Westborough.