Letters to the Editor

Senate race: Rylands unafraid to step on toes

As a 911 operator, former small business owner and U.S. Army veteran, few candidates for public office have the breadth and variety of experience of Michelle Rylands. It’s her time as president of the Auburn Council of PTAs, however, that truly makes her the best and most qualified choice for state Senate in the 31st District.

During her time as president, she worked diligently to coordinate PTAs across the district, making sure we were working together and productively. She consistently demonstrated leadership skills and always focused on our broader mission of ensuring each child reaches his or her potential.

I was most impressed by Rylands’ willingness to challenge the status quo if it meant doing the most good for the greatest number of kids. She was never afraid to step on toes or make unpopular decisions to make sure we were spending money wisely and effectively.

Rylands is ideally suited to confront any challenge before the Legislature next year.