Published in Sentinel & Enterprised
Submitted by Isabelle Alera
As a School Committee member and a Leominster resident, I would like to express my endorsement for Sue Chalifoux Zephir for State Senate for the Worcester Middlesex District.
I first met Sue when I ran for School Committee a year ago, and her advocacy on behalf of the staff and students blew me away during the city's school budget dilemma. She is an absolute force to be reckoned with in ensuring that students receive a proper public education. She knows that our schools are underfunded and that the Chapter 70 formula is broken. Sue will lead the fight in making sure gateway cities like Leominster receive more state aid by working to fix the outdated formula, so students get the tools they need to succeed. Her support of the Fair Share Amendment is vital for public education as well as transportation throughout the district. She is a strong advocate for affordable higher education and vocational programs so that the future of this country can succeed without years of debt that weigh them down. Sue knows education is a priority and that's why I am so thrilled to support her in her run for State Senate.