By Tom Elwertowski (appearing in the Brookline Tab)
I urge residents of the 15th Suffolk/Norfolk District which includes Brookline’s Precinct 5 to re-elect State Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez. I support Jeff because he listens and understands balance.
Politics has become too polarized. There are many narrowly focused activists and not enough listeners. Both the social libertarians and free market capitalists want winner-take-all. It’s 51 percent trying to ensure 49 percent get nothing. Jeff’s approach is more traditional where he tries to get something (not everything) for 70 percent or more of the people.
For 16 years, Jeff has made many personal visits to Brookline and all the neighborhoods in his district. He shares his goals but also wants to hear whether legislation actually meets people’s needs. He grew up in the district and sponsors several neighborhood back-to-school events annually. He serves as a role model for students of all backgrounds and lets them know that they are supported and if they do their work, becoming a representative is within their reach too.
Jeff is a paragon of quiet, steady competence. He knows the district well and serves all, not just the ideological extreme. Vote for Jeffrey Sánchez.