To the editor:
I am writing to encourage the voters of Haverhill to re-elect John Michitson to the Haverhill City Council.
Many candidates with his experience and years on the council might rest on their laurels and take re-election for granted, but not John. He continues his work for the city with seemingly boundless energy and enthusiasm, and he’s still out there walking our neighborhoods, knocking on doors, hearing people’s concerns and ideas, and respectfully asking for your vote. One could wonder why he continues to work so hard. The answer is simple. No one loves this city more than John Michitson, no one is more committed to improving current circumstances and securing a strong future for the city, and no one has more vision about how to do that.
John knows that to have a strong future, we need great education for our children and that schools that cultivate students for successful careers and fulfilling lives are essential. John has dedicated countless hours to our city’s youth by starting mentor programs, serving on the board of trustees at Hill View Montessori Charter Public Montessori School, and pushing for better maintenance and care of our existing school buildings.
John knows that ensuring safety and reducing crime, especially in the Mount Washington and Acre neighborhoods, must be a top priority, and he knows that crime in our city impacts everyone and everything.
John knows that industry and good jobs at every level are essential and he has done so much to address this issue. Last year, he helped organize the Haverhill Hardware Horizons Challenge startup competition. Just recently, he submitted a proposal to the Massachusetts Innovation Mentoring Economic Development Grant in hopes of encouraging and supporting startup businesses in the city.
Most importantly, John knows that all three of these issues are interrelated and that Haverhill must continue building on what works and that we must also come up with better solutions.
I hope the people of Haverhill will agree that John is a person who knows how to do that. Our city will clearly benefit from John’s continued presence on the City Council. Please join me in voting for him on Nov. 5.