Lakeville Journal: Horn is truthful and transparent

First appeared in the Lakeville Journal on 10/25/2018 here.

Letter to the Editor:

As a Salisbury resident for over 50 years, I have been involved in many organizations, causes and campaigns. Now that I am “of a certain age,” gun safety is most important to me. It always was, but gun violence has reached disturbing epidemic rates.

Everybody knows the difference between the two candidates for the 64th Assembly District when it comes to gun safety. But what is really distinctive about Maria Horn’s position is that she is totally truthful and transparent about it.

At the debate at Housatonic Valley Regional High School  on Oct. 12, Maria said out loud she had an F rating from the NRA. Over the years I’ve seen candidates who have B+ or better ratings from the NRA, that never mention it and try to have it both ways.

No matter what you think about gun safety, Maria’s honesty in putting where she stands on the issue out there without obfuscation, without waffling, is a quality I’ve seen only a few times in my years of being involved in public issues.

Maria’s ability to stand firmly for her beliefs is one of the reasons I support her. You will always know where she stands.

Judi Gott

Salisbury

EditorMeghan FlanaganEditor