Murt has proven to be a compassionate, bipartisan leader
To the Editor:
Rep. Thomas Murt has, again, shown why his devoted service and leadership make him so respected by people from across the political spectrum.
This time, House Bill 1233, which Rep. Tom Murt personally authored, was just signed into law by Gov. Wolf (Democrat) and is now statute in Pennsylvania.
This is the most significant legislation in decades pertaining to mental health. Murt’s bill helps keep people who struggle with mental illness out of the criminal justice system and assists them in getting the health care, counseling and therapy they need to be well. Murt’s bill also answers the pleas of many families who have been begging for years for more tools to help their loved ones who have a mental illness.
Compassion is the best word to describe Murt’s finest attribute. Murt has proven to be such a strong and bipartisan leader and public servant. I hope he returns to Harrisburg where he can continue his good work.
for the state House, District 61. Now, I am also a volunteer for Maria Collett, (state Senate candidate, Dist. 12), Sarah Johnson Rothman (state representative candidate, District 151), Gov. Wolf and Sen. Casey.
I have interacted with Liz, Sarah and Maria and have grown to admire and respect them. These three are smart, inclusive, caring, fearless, savvy and no-nonsense women whose chief interest is to solve problems that affect Pennsylvanians’ financial stability, health, education and access to opportunity. They’ve been doing just that throughout their careers, and are well prepped for Harrisburg. I watch them work — they’re good managers who set high standards for their own performances. They are determined and unflappable. They know how to organize, mobilize others and stay focused.
Moreover, I am witness to the ways they and their campaign managers have organized to share resources, ideas, problems and data; they plan joint projects and solve problems together. Their collaborative efforts help to cut campaign costs
and expand their outreach. They are team players and independent thinkers.
To be in this space, observe the work ethic and feel the energy and camaraderie of these women and their staffs is wondrous. This space is palpably alive, engaging,
goal-driven and full of humor. They make everyone who walks in part of the team. Like the candidates, we volunteers are working smart and working efficiently. The can-do spirit of determination coupled with action inspires me to do more.
If they win, the lives of Pennsylvanians will be improved, and a forceful breath of fresh air will sweep through Harrisburg. If they win, there is good reason to hope.