I am writing this letter in support of Mark Friedman who is running for a second term on the Westfield Board of Education. I have known Mark both personally and professionally for several years and I think he is an outstanding choice for a seat on the board.

On a professional level, I worked with Mark and was able to see his experience firsthand. Mark is an extremely intelligent person with an excellent head for business. When you couple that with his common sense and logical thinking along with his love for the town of Westfield, you get an exceptional candidate that deserves your vote. His love for the town became evident when I told him seven years ago that I was thinking of moving to the area. I remember going down to his office during lunch to ask his opinion about the town and he couldn't say enough good things about it. Mark would boast about the town, the restaurants, the sports and of course, the great school system. I've been here for almost seven years now and I think he was right about everything. Both of my girls are in elementary school here in town and they are surrounded by teachers and administrators that are incredibly helpful and caring. We made the right decision in moving here, and I'm certain that voting for Mark would be the right decision as well.

As a member of the board, I am confident that Mark can use both his work experience and prior board experience to continue the great work of the Westfield school district. His work experience in business and technology can only help in delivering further technology to our schools which I believe is key in remaining current and relevant. I have always known Mark to be a collaborative team player, and I think his continuity on the board will help the entire town!

I am planning to vote for Mark Friedman for a seat on the Westfield Board of Education and I'm hoping you do as well!