Letter: Supports Barge
To the editor:
I write in support of Amanda Barge as Democratic candidate for Monroe County commissioner, District 3.
Amanda cherishes the values we encompass as Monroe County Democrats. As commissioner, Amanda will work collaboratively and respectfully with her colleagues in protecting Monroe County’s green spaces and water supply, while supporting economic development that is in keeping with the character of our community. And as a native Bloomingtonian, Amanda knows the character of our community.
Amanda is a problem solver. I have had the privilege of working side-by-side with Amanda in the criminal justice system, and I have seen first hand the benefits of the therapeutic services she provides. The commissioners will have their work cut out for them as they strive to provide community based services to those who may be suffering from addiction or mental illness, rather than relying on the jail. Amanda’s background is unlike any other candidates’ in this regard, and it is one that we need in a commissioner to successfully navigate the challenges that lie ahead.
I urge you to vote for Amanda Barge for county commissioner, District 3.
Katharine “Kitty” Liell