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Letter to the Editor: Markey a caring, knowledgeable leader

by | Jun 10, 2020 | Letter to Editor

Fellow citizens of Hopkinton,

I’m writing this letter to ask you to support Joe Markey in the upcoming election for a seat on the School Committee. Joe is a longstanding, active citizen who is knowledgeable, trustworthy and cares deeply for our town.

I first encountered Joe many years ago when he was a member of the Planning Board, which at the time was highly engaged in the overlay redistricting conversation regarding Legacy Farms. Although we may not have agreed on every issue, Joe stands out to me as being one of the caring members who actively engaged in a thoughtful discussion of the facts, both pro and con.

The next time I interacted with Joe was when he was chair of the Marathon School Building Committee. This also was a controversial issue, but Joe’s management skills kept everyone on track as the town once again tackled some tough issues.

This past fall/winter I worked once again worked with Joe to help push through the “For Downtown Corridor” discussion. There were only a few of us on our small committee that we put together and Joe was voted chair. What most impressed me was that Joe put the facts first, then pushed through. In all instances Joe has led in an impressive way.

The Hopkinton School Committee will truly benefit from his caring, knowledge and leadership skills.

— Jane Moran, Hopkinton

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