Letter: Woodbury for state Senate

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I’m writing in enthusiastic support of Dick Woodbury in state Senate District 11.

Dick Woodbury is the right person at the right time. An economist by training, a respected expert in public finance issues, and a three-term state representative with legislative leadership positions focused on tax policy and education. Dick has the amazing ability to work with, and be trusted by, both sides of the aisle.  As an independent, Dick stands apart from the D versus R, the Red versus Blue, and just gets things done for the right reasons, and not the political reasons. I believe we need someone who is not beholden to party interests and who has the experience, fortitude and leadership to address the tough issues. 

I commend Cindy Bullens for withdrawing from the race and endorsing Dick Woodbury. As Cindy said, “Now is not the time for partisan politics. Rather, now is the time to come together behind one leader – because we care about our communities, our businesses, and the future we’re building for our children.”

Unfortunately, it’s too late for Cindy’s name to be removed from the ballot. So I’m writing my first letter to the editor to urge everyone to be informed and make their vote count. If you don’t know Dick Woodbury, take a minute and visit his website. If you do know him, then you probably already support him, and now is the time to get the word out.  

Rudy Gabrielson