To The Editor:
I would like to respond to the letter submitted by Rosemary Klotz. The local members of the Democratic Town Committee do not represent all Democrats in the city. The local Democratic Town Committee has systematically reined in ideas to allow only those narrow enough to fit in a small box. No coloring outside of the lines allowed. This is inclusion?
Rosemary calls into question the idea of a purple candidate. Why? Because it’s outside of the binary political thought process? Voters are disillusioned by politicians and campaign rhetoric. They are looking for meaningful change and people of action who possess integrity. Above all else, Sharon Beloin-Saavedra reflects that integrity.
Sharon is running a unique campaign - a political experiment in bipartisanship. Yes, she is a registered Democrat and has been her entire life. The local party disrespected and disregarded her service to our community because she would not be a “yes” person to every local party leadership demand. The local Republican Town Committee saw value in her knowledge and experience so they approached her to become a candidate.
Sharon is independent minded and her values and advocacy for our community remain the same. Public education, supports for and collaboration with small business, economic revitalization, quality of life for our seniors and residents with disabilities and social justice (dignity for all persons). By any label she remains the same person dedicated to our community. Voters are smart enough to know not to vote along party lines but to vote for individuals they believe in. People not parties.
I encourage all people of the 24th District to join me in voting for Sharon Beloin-Saavedra to become our new state representative.
Alderman Kristian Rosado