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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Marisol Garcia for School Committee

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Mary Anne Seraphin, Westford Resident 

I am writing in support of Marisol Garcia’s candidacy for Westford School Committee in the upcoming May 3 election.

I had the pleasure of meeting Marisol several years ago, when our kids were involved in the Summer School For The Performing Arts (SSPA) at Westford Academy. The program – like all of theater, really – is a gloriously inclusive, welcoming, encouraging environment. Our children thrived. They were taught to take risks and to stand up for each other and to become excellent communicators.  It was clear to me then – as it is now – that those same lessons are ones Mari holds dear to her heart.

Spend a few minutes with Marisol and you will quickly learn that she is a fierce advocate for kids. It’s why she went to law school and why, decades later, she continues to be a steadfast mental health advocate for young people. As an attorney and an educator (she teaches at Boston University’s School Of Public Health), she has first-hand experience with the juvenile justice system, child welfare, and special education. She has a firm grasp on the challenges young people face today.

Marisol is an unflappable problem solver. And an excellent communicator. She is skilled at bringing people together to bring about positive change. She helped create, design, and implement a statewide mental health program for kids that now partners with Boston Children’s Hospital to address the burgeoning need for greater access to services. Her ability to collaborate will be an asset to the Westford community.

Please check out her website to learn more about her impressive background and priorities. Go to Marisol Garcia for Westford School Committee (garciaforwps.com). I wholeheartedly encourage Westford residents to vote for Marisol on May 3 for Westford School Committee.