By Andy Pond, Jamaica Plain Resident (Appearing in the Jamaica Plain Gazette)

Jeff Sanchez is a true champion of civil rights. The critiques from his opponents show a lack of understanding of or appreciation for the sometimes ugly and maddeningly slow process of representative democracy. We have every indication, as well as a long history of votes and legislation, that Jeff is in it for all the right reasons. He delivers.

Mr. Sanchez has said he welcomes the debate, and is inspired to make his case to the people.

But the claim by Mr. Sanchez’s opponent that Jeff trades power and influence at the expense of his constituents is a sad example of the kind of dirty politics Jeff has eschewed.  It sounds to me like someone who will say anything to get elected. J.P. does deserve great representation. Fortunately we already have it.

Andy Pond