I am writing this letter with enthusiastic support for the re-election of David Robertson as State Representative for the 19th Middlesex District. I have known David for many years and I can attest to his commitment to our community. His tireless work and personal connection to those he serves speak to his character. David took office shortly before COVID-19 hit our shores and forever changed the way we viewed the fragility of our personal health and the stability of our healthcare system as a whole. I know, I was there. I was on the front lines of our response at the Tewksbury State Hospital. But I wasn’t alone. Representative Robertson was right there with me and my colleagues. In the darkest hours of this pandemic, David never stopped working to get our staff the person protective equipment (PPE) we desperately needed. He didn’t politicize the crisis, he didn’t grandstand, he made calls. He sought to save us via every avenue he had access to. And he did. He worked in a bipartisan fashion with the Governor’s office, Senator Bruce Tarr — and as well as his Democratic colleague Barry Finegold. He worked closely with our federal delegation and left no stone unturned— because that’s the kind of Representative — the kind of man — he is. I, for one, will never forget what he did.
However, the panic and uncertainty wasn’t limited to the State Hospital, Representative Robertson was instrumental with handling one of the single worst outbreak locations in the Commonwealth, Adviniacare in Wilmington. David fought to ensure the nursing home was able to maintain proper staffing levels, as well sustain proper PPE levels. I am sure no one involved in that facility will forget what David did either.
The term “baptism by fire” has never been more true than what David Robertson has had to content with during his first term as our State Representative. This election isn’t about promises, it isn’t to be decided by potential policy, and it cannot be about empty rhetoric. This election about returning to office the man who has already proven himself during the most difficult times we, as a district, Commonwealth, and country, have ever faced. I am voting Robertson on November 3rd and I hope you’ll do the same!
Mary Ellen Cooper, N.P.
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