I write to urge my fellow Belmont Citizens to vote for Dave Rogers for State Representative on Nov. 6.
At this relatively late stage in the campaign, it is difficult to avoid repeating what others have said, but, if it’s true, it deserves repeating.
As has been noted, Dave is strongly committed to enhancing our conversion to newer and more environmentally friendly energy sources. He wants to be sure our educational system is adequately funded so that our children will be prepared to face future challenges which we cannot now predict.
He understands that we must have a viable and up-to-date public transportation system to support a thriving economy.
And, perhaps most important, he is committed to controlling health care costs, without which, funding will be endangered for the other initiatives he cares about.
I am especially impressed that Dave understands the complexity of the health care cost issue, which gives me hope that he can be instrumental in helping to solve the problem.
Finally, I have always been intrigued by the wonderful story Tip O’Neill would tell about the importance of door to door campaigning:
When he asked an older woman friend if she had voted for him, she replied:” Why Tip, dear, you didn’t ask”!
Dave Rogers understands the importance of asking for our votes and of listening to our concerns, and he is doing that everywhere in the district he wants to represent.
He deserves our vote on Nov. 6.