I will vote for Karen Herrick this Tuesday, and I ask you to do the same. I have sat near Karen at town meeting for a number of years. Although we have not always voted the same way on various issues, I was always impressed with Karen’s knowledge of the issues.
In addition to her years on town meeting, Karen has served on the Reading Solid Waste Committee, the Reading Tax Classification Committee, and the Reading Historical Commission. These are not necessarily high profile committees; nevertheless, they need volunteer residents to accomplish the needed town work. Without a spot light, Karen volunteered to do just that.
Furthermore, with a youngster in our middle school system, Karen has served on a number of committees at the Wood End School and volunteered as a paraeducator in our middle schools. Karen has clearly demonstrated a willingness to work hard to make Reading a livable town for all of us.
Lastly, Karen comes to us with a B.A. from Boston College and an M.B.A. from Bentley University. If you are still undecided between our 2 candidates, I would suggest that having at least one woman in our “gang” of five might not be a bad idea.
Town Meeting Member