To The Editor:
My support for Norm Needleman in his candidacy for the 33rd District State Senate seat is not surprising, since I am a member of the Essex Democratic Town Committee. But the reasons for my support go deeper than just party affiliation. Throughout his decades of involvement in Essex town government, I have seen Norm successfully tackle difficult problems with a unique ability to unite people with differing opinions. I, and virtually everyone I have talked to in state government, believe that Norm’s deep knowledge of small town government and his ability to build consensus will immediately make him a leader in the state senate. That position of leadership will directly benefit our district. So, my support for Norm is not political. Rather, it is a decision to restore influential representation for our district in the state senate.
Editor’s Note: The author is a member of Essex Democratic Town Committee.