A Vote for Roe

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - NEWS -

To the Edi­tor: Eric Roe will make an out­stand­ing State Rep­re­sen­ta­tive for us in the 158th Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict. He’s one of the hard­est work­ing men I know, and he’ll work tire­lessly for the res­i­dents of the 158th in Har­ris­burg. He’s got the work ethic, the skill sets, the pri­vate sec­tor ex­pe­ri­ence and the pro­fes­sional acu­men to be an ef­fec­tive ad­vo­cate for fam­i­lies and se­niors. He val­ues women and chil­dren, im­mi­grants, vic­tims of crime, and the vul­ner­a­ble in our so­ci­ety. Eric sees the good in peo­ple and treats them as if that’s all he sees.

Eric serves on the Board of Directors of the Do­mes­tic Vi­o­lence Cen­ter of Ch­ester County. It serves thou­sands who seek refuge, and Eric helps steer the or­ga­ni­za­tion in the right di­rec­tion. That’s not easy, con­sid­er­ing how its state fund­ing was held hostage dur­ing the re­cent bud­get im­passe.

He has taught ESL and a ci­ti­zen­ship class for le­gal im­mi­grants in Ken­nett Square and uses his Span­ish lan­guage skills to help new­com­ers to our com­mu­nity. His own wife is an im­mi­grant to the United States.

Per­haps most of all, Eric val­ues women. Not only does he serve on the board of the Do­mes­tic Vi­o­lence Cen­ter of Ch­ester County, but he and his wife, Alice, also sup­port and vol­un­teer for Ch­ester County Women’s Services, a cri­sis preg­nancy cen­ter with lo­ca­tions through­out the county. He of­ten refers to his mother, QVC host Mary Beth Roe, as his hero for bal­anc­ing pro­fes­sional suc­cess with a strong fam­ily life.

Lastly, he’s a class act who works hard. His age is an as­set, not a li­a­bil­ity. His en­ergy and en­thu­si­asm are un­par­al­leled. Eric has al­ready knocked on over 9,000 doors this year, and you should see him on the rare oc­ca­sion that a voter tells him they’re sup­port­ing his op­po­nent. He never says a neg­a­tive thing about her, and he even takes the time to com­pli­ment her. I know this be­cause I’ve gone door knock­ing with him. In an oth­er­wise heated elec­tion cy­cle in 2016, where po­lit­i­cal rhetoric has reached a fever pitch, Eric is a breath of fresh air.

I’m a val­ues voter, and I’m vot­ing for Eric Roe for State Rep­re­sen­ta­tive.

Linda Hen­ricks East Brad­ford

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