Printed in the Sentinel & Enterprise.
I've known and worked with Sue Chalifoux Zephir for six years. The guilt-by-association claims made by the Sentinel & Enterprise in its editorial (Sunday, Nov. 26) toward her are unfounded.
Sue is a smart, independent public servant who has served the people of this region for decades. Sue has repeatedly demonstrated her independence during her years on the Leominster City Council and throughout her campaign for State Senate.
She was the first candidate in the race to promise to step down from her City Council seat should she be elected to the State Senate. She promises not to accept the recent legislative pay raise.
Sue wants to get control of skyrocketing healthcare costs and improve access to healthcare. She is the only candidate who refuses to accept campaign contributions from the pharmaceutical industry. And, Sue supports a woman's right to choose.
Sue is also supports the Fair Share Constitutional Amendment and will fight for the revenue to fully fund our declining public schools and make our community colleges tuition free.
Sue saved our local food pantry, Ginny's Helping Hand, from the brink of bankruptcy. At Ginny's, she sees every day the struggles many seniors and families face. In the State Senate, Sue Chalifoux Zephir will be a leader who we all can rely on too.