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November 1, 2012

Letter: Brown deserves another term

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Brown was instrumental in passing the Wall Street reform bill that instituted a new ethics law banning insider trading and actually broke from his party to end the discriminatory policy of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in our military. Three jobs bills proposed by Brown were signed into law by the current president, including the “Hire a Hero” tax credit for businesses that hire veterans. Brown also is a strong supporter of issues that are important to women. One only would need to ask his wife, Gail, or one of his daughters if this were true.

As a small-business owner and locally elected official, I have been impressed by the senator’s willingness to listen to voters and engage in meaningful dialogue with both supporters and non-supporters. Scott Brown is a lifelong Massachusetts resident who started his journey into public service at the local level in Wrentham, worked his way up through the Massachusetts House of Representatives, the Massachusetts Senate and now to U.S. senator. Every time I see a Scott Brown bumper sticker that states “He’s for Us,” it reinforces my belief that Brown deserves to continue the work he started in Washington just two short years ago. The United States of America needs representation that puts aside political differences to do what is right. To me, the person in this race capable of doing just that is our current senator, Scott Brown.

Paul Guanci

Beverly

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