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Letter: The clear choice

On Tuesday Sept. 9, I will be voting for Susannah Whipps Lee for state representative because of her great record in creating jobs right here in the North Quabbin. She is co-owner of Whipps Inc. of Athol, which has just opened up a new building in Orange and the company will grow to 80 employees. Just 6 years ago, the company had just 28 employees working in the Athol factory half its current size. But under her management, the company has grown and prospered and the payroll is now approaching $4 million which has been a tremendous boost for our local economy. Despite many offers to move the company out of state to places where taxes are lower and profits would be higher, Whipps Inc. is committed to our area.

Susannah’s resume is absolutely outstanding. She worked as a science teacher and has served on many local boards and committees including the Athol Board of Selectmen where she supported the great new library as well the school system. While her opponent has run a spirited campaign, her resume is scanty at best so the choice is clear. If you want an intelligent hard working state representative who will help the working class of the North Quabbin area by supporting policies that will grow our economy then vote for Susannah Whipps Lee for state representative and give the people of the North Quabbin a real voice in Boston.



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