NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

Opinion

October 1, 2013

Praise for O'Connor Ives

To the editor:

I am writing in regards to First Essex District state Sen. Kathleen O’Connor Ives being called a flip-flopper and she isn’t, not even close to being a flip-flopper and has not been treated well by the local newspapers during July and August of 2013. She comes across professionally. I agree with her on most issues; whether both of us disagree, neither one of us is even close to being disagreeable.

She is against raising taxes and waste in government, for photo identification on EBT cards, voter identification, tougher laws for sex offenders and all heinous crimes, against welfare abuse and fraud, against illegal immigrants getting all free benefits and is for spending money on education in the right places such as for smaller classroom size, teachers and students. Is also pro-union, pro-labor, pro-business, favors raising the minimum wage and cares a lot about working-class families and seniors and their needs.

She was brought up the hard way, comes from a working-class families and she didn’t forget where she came from. Is up every morning at 5 a.m. and works tirelessly for her entire constituency and finishes her work day whether being at the Statehouse or in the First Essex District. She works many evenings until after 10 p.m. and sometimes midnight.

She is an achiever and works extra hard for the people of Methuen, North Andover, Haverhill, Merrimac, Amesbury, Salisbury and Newburyport. She is bipartisan, independent-minded, her own person and gets along good with both the Democrats and Republicans.

Is against groups such as Citizens United and Koch Brothers and strongly agree with her on campaign finance reform. She deserves a long career in state government and I strongly supported her after the Sept. 6, 2012 Democratic primary and do the same in 2014.

Albert Farris

Methuen

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints

NDN Video
Jabari Parker's Top 5 Plays From Duke Career More Manpower Than Ever Expected At 4/20 Rally Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes My name is Cocaine Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Lohan Gets Candid About Her Sex List The 2014 New York Auto Show Meet Johnny Manziel's New Girlfriend Chelsea Clinton Announces Pregnancy Funny: Celebrating Easter with Martha Stewart and Friends Man Accuses 'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer of Sexually Abusing Him As a Teenager Man hit with $525 federal fine after he doesn't pay for soda refill Lea Michele & Naya Rivera Feuding? Jabari Parker declares for the NBA draft Singing Nun Belts Out Cyndi Lauper New West, Texas Explosion Video Swim Daily, Throwback Thursday Don't Be A Tattletale: Bad Bullying Tips For Students The trillest thoughts on marijuana "RHOA" Star Charged With Battery
Special Features
NRA Waterfront Plans