Letters to the Editor

Legislators working together to benefit our kids

As residents of the 47th Legislative District, we would like to share how our legislators, Rep. Pat Sullivan (D) and Sen. Joe Fain (R) are working together, collaboratively, in a bi-partisan way to assure that our future generations get the "world class" education they deserve.

In today's world, finding common ground within a political party has its challenges, but to observe two members from different political parties getting past these barriers is remarkable. We would like to commend Fain and Sullivan for seeing past their party lines and making a commitment to public (K-12) education.

First, and foremost, K-12 education is very important to our family. It is vital that we make certain that our children and grandchildren are given an opportunity to reach their own potential success and to be part of a functioning future society as well as individual contributors to our next generation.

Fain and Sullivan have shown how they mutually support K-12 education by working as a team to resolve the difficult issues along with finding the resources needed that provide the assistance to our school districts to achieve these objectives with our children.

We need to continue to offer more encouragement for people who put aside their political biases to work toward the solutions that are in the interest of our kids.

The other "Washington" could take a few lessons from Sullivan and Fain.

Thank you, Sen. Fain and Rep. Sullivan for your service to the younger generation. It is greatly appreciated by us.

– Criss and Ray Vefik

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