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To the Editor:

Please vote for Tom Conroy for treasurer in the Democratic primary on September 9. He is far and away the most qualified candidate to be our next state treasurer. He has two economics-related graduate degrees and worked for 16 years in the financial services industry to support companies that create new jobs. In the Legislature, where he has served for eight years, he has written laws that helped improve our state’s credit rating, saving taxpayers tens of millions of dollars. He wrote a cost/benefit analysis of the original casino proposal, showing that it would not deliver its promised benefits.

Tom embodies the strong principles that voters are seeking from elected officials. He recently led the charge to pass a higher minimum wage law in Massachusetts. He has authored laws to increase job training and preserve unemployment benefits for people who are down on their luck. He knows that these are not just the right ways to help people, but will grow the local economy and create more jobs.

Tom Conroy is an experienced, trustworthy public servant, expert in finance, with a big heart and the wisdom to do the right thing in an effective and financially responsible way. Please give him your vote.

Peter Pease

Oak Bluffs