Tripp has tools to be effective
To The Telegram: My daughter Leah was murdered in 2006 in Superior by a criminal with a long history of violent offenses. Leah's friends, mother and myself formed a group to try to enact Leah's Law, which would help protect the community by requi...
To The Telegram:
My daughter Leah was murdered in 2006 in Superior by a criminal with a long history of violent offenses. Leah's friends, mother and myself formed a group to try to enact Leah's Law, which would help protect the community by requiring the registration of repeat violent offenders.
Our wonderful state representative, Frank Boyle, helped write and submit the Leah's Law bill to the Wisconsin Assembly and with the help of Mayor Dave Ross and many others, we lobbied the state legislature during Superior Days at the capitol for each of the last two years. Great progress has been made toward it becoming law and we thank everyone for their support.
It became clear during our lobbying efforts that the key to the passage of this or any other legislation was the passion, dedication and political knowledge of the involved elected officials.
With Frank Boyle's impending retirement, the citizens of the 73rd Assembly District will choose a new representative. The person we will elect will be expected to fully represent and champion our very special northern area of Wisconsin. In addition, that person will need to work with the other members of the assembly in order to provide effective state government to all the citizens of our state.
Assembly candidate Mary Tripp has been a long-time member of the Superior Days delegation and has been of great help in communicating to the state senate and assembly the benefits of enacting Leah's Law as well as the other issues of importance to our area. Mary's hard work and support has been invaluable to the progress of the Leah's Law bill. Mary Tripp understands deeply the needs and concerns of our local communities and she has demonstrated great dedication, compassion and empathy.
Mary Tripp is a highly skilled professional and has extensive educational and communication skills to draw upon. She has the understanding, knowledge, drive and intelligence to fully represent us effectively. I believe that she has those special qualities that will make us proud that she represents our own special place in Wisconsin. Please vote for Mary Tripp on Sept. 9.
-- Richard Gustafson,