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Letter to the Editor: Former Resident Lends Olson His Support

"Her thoughts on the MBTA, pensions, health care, Belmont Uplands, educational issues and elder affairs are ones I agree with her on."

Though I no longer live in Belmont, I grew up there and we raised our family there. I lived in the town for over 55 years and got to know it quite well.

I believe in getting involved in your community and offering support where ever you can. I coached youth sports for over 10 years. I was then fortunate to serve on the Warrant Committee for four years. During this time, I was asked to chair the financial task force. Next I was able to serve as a selectman for six years. Finally was the great opportunity to chair the senior center site committee.

The McLean project brought out the best in how a community can work together with strong differences and still bring about a successful compromise.

During this time I got to know many great citizens who were very active in our efforts to improve our town. I was always pleased to see how some folks give their personal time to this effort. I learned a lot.

During this time I got to know Tomi Olson. She is clearly very active in town activities. Based upon this I strongly support her efforts to be the next State Rep. Tomi will represent all residents of the district.

Her thoughts on the MBTA, pensions, health care, Belmont Uplands, educational issues and elder affairs are ones I agree with her on.

I hope all residents  give her your support. She will bring a balance to the State House and a very good perspective.

Bill Skelley

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