Describes Diana Szynal’s compassion, knowledge

I feel we are in a world of extremism lately and 1st Hampshire District state representative candidate Diana Szynal is “a calm in the storm.”

She works to balance differing worlds in a moderating way, not going just one way or another, but finding common ground where together we all succeed, yet, each give a little.

This is so needed in today’s world — how to bring people together rather than force a bigger divide.

When it comes to caring and compassion for her fellow humans, I have witnessed it personally in my own family starting when Szynal was in early high school. She helped care for our daughter with very complicated disabling issues from birth. She was so helpful, compassionate, and caring, all the while learning how families are affected and in such need of help from many areas.

She made a difference in contributing to a family’s making it through some tough times even way back then.

When it came to our town, many times she and her team were asked for help in getting state assistance on issues. However, instead of just finding out a yes or no, she would discuss how it might affect the other constituent towns or city. Just because she lived in our town, she had to consider the others’ needs out of fairness.

She doesn’t just help serve Hatfield, but also Northampton, Westhampton, Southampton and Montgomery equally. They are all part of this great equation called representation. Isn’t that what we all want?

I am so very proud of Szynal and her knowledge. Please share the good news to have someone so interested and dedicated for our city and towns represent all of us.

Please vote on Sept. 4 in this very important primary.

Joe Lavallee

Hatfield

The writer is town moderator in Hatfield.