Cathy McNally: Coffin is the choice for Ward 1

Published: 10/21/2021 10:49:33 AM

I’m writing to share my reasons for enthusiastically supporting Lemy Coffin for Ward 1 city councilor. As a resident of Ward 1, I learned as much as I could about both candidates before deciding that Lemy Coffin is the most qualified candidate to represent our ward.

Lemy has the experience and proven ability to work with others to make life better for everyone in our ward and our city. As a teenager, Lemy spent weekends crossing the state, advocating for queer youth. Lemy worked with legislators, school administrators, and students themselves to put in place policies that keep kids safe in high schools.

While other kids were getting ready for prom, Lemy was at the State House. With degrees in both government and social work, Lemy has the knowledge, training and maturity needed to understand how government works, and how it should work. Her professional experience with families in at-risk situations means that she does not shy away from difficult situations, and she can connect with real people in tough situations to help make their lives better.

Just last year, Lemy was one of the architects of the Department of Community Care, the innovative and promising program which will increase true public safety in Northampton. To accomplish that daunting task, Lemy tirelessly researched, listened to city residents and collaborated with the review commission and officials across the political spectrum.

Lemy is a community builder with a track record of hard work, collaboration and achievement. Let’s make the best choice to lead our city into the future. Lemy is unquestionably a leader, which she has shown time and again in her life, and now in our community. Join me in voting for Lemy Coffin for Ward 1.

Cathy McNally


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