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Letter: Resident Stresses Russo’s Finance Experience

I am writing to express my support for Rich Russo to be elected to the Tewksbury School Committee.

I have known Rich socially for many years, but most recently I have seen his leadership skills within the Tewksbury Football/Cheer Community when my children participated in the program. My family had such a positive experience, and I feel a lot of that has to do with the guidance of Rich Russo, who currently serves as President of the organization.  

With the uncertainty of Covid and the varying opinions of residents, Rich ensured that safety as well as a positive experience for the children was a main priority.  He showed empathy to and collaboration with all stakeholders to ensure a productive and enjoyable season.

Another attribute Rich possesses that will benefit the Tewksbury School Committee is that he is fiscally responsible. He has an extensive background in finance that includes being a CEO/CFO in the private sector and a member of the Tewksbury Finance Committee. This skill set has already benefited the Tewksbury Football/Cheer organization. Under his leadership, participation fees have not increased, while creating a robust fundraising program that resulted in obtaining top of the line safety equipment for our children. 

Rich is personally vested in this town and our success. As a lifelong resident and parent of children within Tewksbury schools, he wants to ensure our children continue to excel within the best environment possible.  

His proactive attitude and result-driven nature will benefit the Tewksbury School Committee and residents. Rich has proven in the past to be the bridge to connect those with differing viewpoints to find a common ground that will create results. 

For these reasons and many others, I will cast my vote for Rich Russo for Tewksbury School Committee, and I urge you to do the same.

Carla Donohue

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