‘The hardest working person I know’


Letter to the Editor logoDear Editor:

It is with pleasure that I write in support of my friend Hannah Kane for re-election as State Representative from Worcester’s Eleventh District. I have known Hannah for many years and have worked with her on committees and fundraisers well before she entered public service. She is, without a doubt, the hardest working person I know and it would be an impossible task to quantify how valuable she is on Beacon Hill serving on behalf of Shrewsbury and a portion of Westborough. 

Hannah has been instrumental in raising much needed funding for the Shrewsbury Public Schools, Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services, Inc. (SYFS), the Shrewsbury Public Library and has lead a host of successful Proposition 2 1/2 overrides and debt exclusions. Additionally, she worked successfully to address traffic and safety issues along Shrewsbury’s Route 20 Corridor.

Through her annual Hannah Kane Charity Classic golf tournament, over $450,000 has been raised for SYFS, St. Anne’s Human Services and the Westborough Food Pantry. The Classic has also supported addiction prevention, relief for first responders, Veteran’s Inc. and both Shrewsbury and Westborough Education Foundations.

As State Representative Hannah has served on the Ways and Means Committee, Joint Committee on HealthCare Financing and the Joint Committee on Public Health. She has championed women’s rights and, as a State Director for the National Women in Government Foundation, she continues to empower women. Food insecurity issues are also a priority. She co-founded and co-chaired the first in the nation Legislative Food System Caucus on Beacon Hill.

Public service is her nature and works collaboratively and collegiately with Democratic State Senator Michael Moore and Congressman Jim McGovern. 

I say if it isn’t broke don’t fix it because our representation on Beacon Hill is anything but broke. It would be a tremendous loss if she is not re-elected. Join me in supporting Hannah Kane for another term on November 8.


Melanie Petrucci