John Celentano: Marianne LaBarge a proven choice for City Council in Northampton
To the editor:
There is a three-way race for the Ward 6 City Council position in Northampton and we have a decision to make. Either of the two new challengers might be a good councilor, but we don’t know.
What we do know is that we have an excellent candidate already in the position. Marianne LaBarge is responsive, hardworking and always has her constituents’ best interests in mind.
Several times over the years I have communicated with the city councilors or the mayor’s office with questions or concerns. Marianne is the first, and sometimes the only one, to reply and then follow up with the appropriate departments to get information or resolve an issue.
When the time comes that Marianne will not or cannot continue to serve, then that would be the time to try out someone new. Not now. Let’s stay with the proven choice who will continue to represent us well.