Letter to the Editor

I’m writing today to ask my South Boston friends and neighbors to join me in supporting Matt Rusteika for State Representative on Tuesday, September 4.

During my forty-year career in public service, including 20 years as Director of the Mayor’s 24-Hour Service and 10 years as the City’s Election Commissioner, I learned a thing or two about what it takes to get things done in government. It takes experience, but also the willingness to learn. It takes determination, because the public sector is often inefficient, and it doesn’t have to be. And finally, it takes a good nature, because at the end of the day, it’s about serving people!

Many of you have met Matt Rusteika by now, and you know he possesses these attributes. He always has a ready smile and a kind word. He also doesn’t pretend to know all the answers—he wants to learn from the people around him. And he has spent his career carrying out multi-million-dollar public projects that have made a real impact on our pocketbooks and quality of life.

Most importantly, Matt is not beholden to anybody except the electorate. He will listen to you, learn from you, and work tirelessly for you! We need his combination of experience, empathy, and humility. I hope you will join me in voting for Matt Rusteika on Tuesday, September 4.

Gerry Cuddyer