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To the editor:
Do you believe any one person should sit in the same political seat for 26 years?
Regardless of party affiliation, 26 years is a long time for any one person to be sitting in the same seat. For the first time in 12 years we have a choice for state rep in Leicester and the Webster Square area of Worcester. We have Bill LeBeau, candidate for state rep.
LeBeau has a work history that we can all respect and support regardless of our party affiliation. First and foremost he is a combat veteran, serving his country in Desert Storm. He again served our communities through law enforcement as a police officer. Most recently, he drove an 18 wheeler truck. This is someone who understands the struggles of the middle class.
LeBeau will bring a diverse perspective to the State House, understanding issues that relate to all of us, whether it is job creation both in the private sector or unionized, public safety, or veterans issues. As an engaged voter himself, Bill has a deep understanding of local, state, and federal issues and legislation that he has proactively followed for years. His work perspective, coupled with his knowledge of the issues, makes LeBeau the right person to represent this district.
In volunteering for Bill during this campaign, one thing that made a difference to me is his suggestion of a non-binding question on our local ballots. It is a great measuring tool for our leaders to use so they can represent the district properly. For years, we have had a rep that has blindly represented us without really polling the district on our beliefs. After all, our rep is hired by the voters, and should know how his or her district feels on issues so they can cast their vote at the State House on behalf of us, not just himself or what his party tells him to do.
I would be proud to have Bill LeBeau represent Leicester/Worcester at the State House. I feel confident that he will seek out voters’ opinions to represent our district in a way it has not been represented in 26 years. Join me in casting your vote for Bill LeBeau on November 6th.
Leicester Republican Town Committee, Chair