---- — To the editor:
I am writing to ask voters in the 18th Essex District to cast their votes for Jim Lyons.
Lyons is a fellow parishioner and has been a friend to our family for many years. He is a great father and husband. He is intelligent, honest, extremely capable, and genuinely humble. Jim always seeks to do the right thing: help the needy; right the wrong; and bring common sense solutions to our state economy.
As a small business owner for many years, he knows the rewards of hard work and the financial struggles that life can put you through. He understands how to work through financial slowdowns and come out the other side with honor and satisfaction. He stands on the side of the little guy against the powerful and the corrupt. He has exposed the huge waste of our state finances going to illegal aliens. Jim is against the big tax bosses on Beacon Hill and works diligently to increase local aid to our working families.
The choice is clear: the political insider and big tax-and-spend Barbara L’Italien or Jim Lyons, the person who stands with us to heal the woes of our great state and bring financial health to our people. Please cast your vote for Jim Lyons on Nov. 6.