October 24, 2018

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In support of Tracy Mitrano J.D. ’95 for Congress

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To the editor:

I am writing to whole-heartedly encourage you and your readers to vote for Tracy Mitrano, who is running to represent New York’s 23rd District in the United States House of Representatives. I have known Tracy for 25 years, and I can strongly attest that she is a morally upstanding, intelligent, and caring person who will bring opportunity to the Southern Tier.

Tracy is from the working class in Upstate New York — her parents, who never went to college, ran an Italian restaurant in Rochester — and she has bettered herself through hard work and education.

Tracy is Irish and Italian and you can bet she is a tough fighter. As a mother of two sons and a guardian of her adult brother, who has special needs, she knows how to advocate for others to make their lives better.

She lives in a rural area and understands the needs of her neighbors. She is greatly concerned about the toll opioids have taken on upstate New York and wants to work with communities to come up with solutions which work for them.

She has vital work expertise in cybersecurity, which is sorely needed in our Congress to protect our country. She wants everyone in New York’s 23rd District to have access to the internet.

I knew from the moment Tracy told me she was thinking about this race that she would make an excellent representative. Please vote for Tracy Mitrano on Nov. 6.

Bridget Meeds