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I am writing to endorse the candidacy of Sharon McCarthy for Harvard’s Board of Health. Sharon is a longtime resident of Harvard, has raised her children here and has been active in a variety of town committees and volunteer activities. Aided by a Ph.D. in environmental analysis and a master’s degree from Harvard’s School of Public Health. She has worked for 30 years as an environmental consultant with a specialty in public health.

Sharon understands that the role of the Board of Health is one that takes into account the health and safety of the entire community. She exemplifies the type of citizen that cares passionately about our town and works to improve it. Her job would be to ensure that public health measures are appropriately implemented in an effective and even-handed way. We all depend on the Board of Health to protect our children and our neighbors from illness and injury. Again, this is not a matter of just helping individuals but a communitywide responsibility that demands a non-ideological approach. I know that Sharon is the best candidate to carry out this mission.

Please cast your vote for Sharon McCarthy for the Harvard Board of Health.

DEBORAH THOMSON

Harvard