To the Editor,
I would openly like to declare my support of Marty Green for the position of State Representative. Marty has the experience, qualifications and community involvement that his opponent notably lacks. I am sure Mr. Muradian, is a hard working individual with good intentions. However, he grossly lacks the skills necessary for this vital position. As a lifelong resident of the district Mr. Muradian has been invisible in local government and volunteer organizations. I believe an individual must “pay their dues” and obtain real life experience before becoming a State Representative. Mr. Muradian is attempting to climb the proverbial ladder by skipping every rung. Instead, he should have served on at least one town committee, to learn the process before running for a position like State Representative. It is through serving local government he will not only build the skills but gain an understanding of the community’s needs. How can we seriously expect Mr. Muradian to serve our community as State Rep., with absolutely no track record?
As a staunch Democrat, I can honestly say I supported George Peterson in the past. Although a Republican, Mr. Peterson honorably served our town and worked hard for the district. That’s because Mr. Peterson had the experience, qualifications, and involvement to deliver results. The same cannot be said of Mr. Muradian.
On the flip side, Marty Green served the Economic and Executive Director of Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce for nineyears and Northbridge Town Selectman for three years. Furthermore, Marty has been involved in number of Community volunteer positions including but not limited to served on two Superintendent search committee’s in Northbridge , co-founder of two education foundations, active member and volunteer at St. Patrick’s Church in Northbridge just to name a few. Marty is an extremely credible person as he has an MA degree in Public Administration from Framingham State. He is also the proud and successful owner of his own company (Marty Green Properties, a full service real estate and property management company).
The State Representative has a number of important duties including improving our local economy, setting state spending priorities, and working with State leaders to create policy. Common sense tells us it is imperative we have a competent and seasoned professional in this role. Looking at the two candidates on the November 4th ballot, the common sense choice is clear. Marty Green is the right person for the job.
I know firsthand that Marty is trustworthy and honest and dedicated in investing precious hours required for this office. I am confident that Marty is the only deserving candidate for the office of State Representative.