GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

Letters/My View

October 14, 2013

Letter: Cape Ann lawmakers set best example

To the editor:

Currently, in Washington, D.C,, we are witnessing a dysfunction in government with the Republicans and Democrats drawing lines in the sand and refusing to compromise and work together for the common good.

The have forgotten President Lincoln’s words that government is supposed to be “of the people, by the people, and for the people.”

In light of this situation, we feel it is important to note that, here on Cape Ann with our elected officials of Senator Bruce Tarr and State Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante, the opposite is true.

We have continually witnessed both Republican Tarr and Ferrante, a Democrat, work together on various issues such as supporting the fishing industry and working to bring state dollars home for various projects and programs. Both of these professionals remember that they were elected by the people to work for all, regardless of their constituents’ political affiliation.

They are not afraid to put partisanship aside, roll up their sleeves, and work together with someone from across the aisle.

Perhaps our leaders at the federal level could take a cue from these officials and actually get something done “for the people.”

GAETANO “TOM” LoGRANDE

STEPHANIE GOVE LoGRANDE

Gloucester

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Letters/My View

NDN Video
Michael Strahan's First Day on "GMA" Amazon's Deal With HBO Leapfrogs Streaming Rivals Stephen Colbert Tells David Letterman His Plan for 'Late Show' Georgetown police officer filmed tripping students Viral: It's Not Pitbull - It's Amy Poehler! Recycling Highlights for Earth Day Lupita Nyong'o Named People's 'Most Beautiful' Peeps Launched into Outer Space NYPD's Twitter Request For Photos Backfires New HBO Go Commercials Capture Awkward Family TV Watching Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India Rise of the Milkbots Jenna Dewan-Tatum Strips Down TRENDING: Brian Williams Raps 'Gin and Juice' on ‘Tonight Show’ Middle School heroes rescue students from burning bus WHOPPER OF FISHING STORY: Florida man catches massive Mako shark Maks Chmerkovskiy's "DWTS" Meltdown The many faces of Mike Woodson Ape Builds A Fire And Toasts Marshmallows In Amazing BBC Video Manchester Utd sack manager David Moyes