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Letter: Forrester fights for constituents

As the owner of a small business who provides good jobs for local people, I am happy to endorse Jeanie Forrester in her bid to remain our state Senator in District 2.

Recently, we were notified by the state that our business was liable for worker’s compensation costs for an employee who voluntarily left our employment last year.

We knew that there must be a mistake and submitted the necessary paperwork to the state and called to confirm that it was received. We then got another notice saying that this same employee was receiving financial benefits without any indication that our documentation was even consulted. More paperwork, more calls and more of being ignored by the state.

Finally, we had enough and sent one simple email to Jeanie. The same day, Jeanie forwarded our concerns to the appropriate commissioner. The next day, we got confirmation from the department that, after reviewing the documentation, we were not in fact liable and would receive a refund.

Wow! That is the type of constituent service most people can only hope for. If Jeanie hadn’t stepped up, our local business would still be held hostage to a bureaucratic system that wasn’t at all responsive to our efforts to show that there had been a mistake.

Jeanie Forrester is smart, experienced and most importantly responsive to the needs of her constituents. I would encourage everyone to support her in the upcoming primary and general elections to ensure that we have an advocate in Concord.



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