Letter to the Editor: vote for Dykema


To the Editor:

It is with great pleasure that I write this letter in support of State Representative Carolyn Dykema. As a member of the Hopkinton School Committee, the Chair of the Hopkinton 300th Anniversary Committee, and a twenty-three year resident of Hopkinton, I have had countless opportunities to work with and observe Carolyn’s dedication to our district.

Carolyn is a powerful resource and strong advocate for issues related to our schools. She frequently facilitates communication between School Committee members in the towns of our district and works hard to stay informed of our needs, which is invaluable support. Carolyn has initiated or supported important legislation including: bus transportation; special education funding; unfunded state educational mandates; and online education. As Chair of the 300th Anniversary Committee, I am particularly grateful to Carolyn for pro-actively initiating a $50,000 grant from the state to support Hopkinton’s year-long anniversary celebration.

Carolyn is a constant presence in Hopkinton, always involved in community events and accessible to residents. She is tireless in her efforts to support our students: reading at the elementary schools; hosting tours at the State House; facilitating internships for our older students; and celebrating our students’ achievements via social media.

In short, Carolyn represents the very best in public service. We are lucky to have her advocating daily on our behalf. I will be voting to re-elect State Representative Carolyn Dykema on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. I invite you to join me.


Jean Bertschmann