The most important reason that I am voting for Cindy is that her past experience as a school teacher means that she cares about and understands education. I am both a School Committee member and middle-school teacher, and education is my primary focus. I know that she has firsthand knowledge of the challenges and needs that our education system is facing and that she will work with us to make the improvements and adjustments that are necessary to go from good to great.
The second reason I am voting for Cindy is that in the nine years that she worked as Senator Donnelly’s chief of staff she gained the experience and contacts necessary to hit the ground running. There will be no time lost in getting up to speed on the issues or how to get the job done. Instead, she can start in on day one continuing to champion the important work that she and Senator Donnelly started.
In the nine years that she worked as Senator Donnelly’s chief of staff she gained the experience and contacts necessary to hit the ground running…She can start in on day one continuing to champion the important work that she and Senator Donnelly started.
The third reason I am voting for Cindy are the many years she and I worked together on a variety of local campaigns. Not only did she teach me a lot, but her enthusiasm and involvement inspired me to run for School Committee eight years ago. She taught me that it takes everyone working together to make government work, and I know she personifies that ideal in her work at the State House.
Last, but not least, I am excited that we have the choice to elect a competent and caring woman to our state Senate. I believe that we need more women elected to positions at every level of our government, and I cannot think of a better candidate for state Senate than Cindy Friedman.
Cindy Starks is a member of the Arlington School Committee.