June 20, 2018 Editorial, Press

Letter: Reaction to people

Whatever the topic that arises, Tedra displays recognition. understanding of the effects on people’s lives, knowledge of the forces that perpetuate the problem and ideas of how they could be solved.


TO THE EDITOR: Why do I support Tedra Cobb?

First, it was hearing about Tedra Cobb from a respected head of a North Country organization, then it was two hours of conversation with Tedra and some astute questioners over coffee in Saranac Lake, then it was learning over the period of months about Tedra’s accomplishments and the high regard in which she is held by community leaders.

But most of all it was being with Tedra as she campaigned. I watched and heard her as she listened to the concerns of young mothers, businessowners, retirees, students.

Conversations happen, people engage and tell their stories about child-care needs, jobs, fears of loss of health care and income, lack of health care and income. Whatever the topic that arises, Tedra displays recognition. understanding of the effects on people’s lives, knowledge of the forces that perpetuate the problem and ideas of how they could be solved.

When she speaks, no one doubts her knowledge and experience, whether she is conversing about the needs of young families, education, the environment, small business and her very particular area of experience, health care.

PHYLLIS MAGNUS

Saranac Lake

http://www.pressrepublican.com/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/letters-june/article_dbb28ac2-801a-5724-8030-f1d62cdb64cb.html

Join Tedra