Letter: Blackmer Best Choice to Succeed Cariddi

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To the Editor:

Lisa Blackmer is the perfect candidate to follow the irreplaceable Gailanne Carriddi.

Rep. Carriddi was a strong voice for women during her too-brief career in the State House, and I believe that North Adams City Councilor Lisa Blackmer is a worthy successor to represent the district in the House. She mirrors Gail's public service to her home city; she has both public and private business experience and a deep commitment to North Berkshire.

I am not a resident in the district, but the Berkshire County legislative contingent has always hung together in its advocacy for our home county. I have always felt that my friend Gail represented me, too. I miss her sorely and want her successor to reflect her passion for service to us.

Please consider casting your vote for Lisa Blackmer.

Mary K. O'Brien
Pittsfield, Mass.

O'Brien was Middle Berkshire register of deeds for 30 years and is a longtime activist in local, state and national Democratic politics



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