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Letter: Mitra Will Be a Dedicated Leader as Ferguson Township Supervisor

on October 22, 2019 4:00 AM

It is with enthusiasm that I endorse Prasenjit Mitra for the Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors (Ward 2). I have known Prasenjit for over 16 years, as faculty colleagues at the College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State. I consider Prasenjit as a friend, but the reason that I endorse his candidacy is because I support what he plans to do.

Prasenjit brings outstanding credentials to this position. In our college, he succeeded me as the chair of the Faculty Council, which is an elected leadership position of the entire faculty. Subsequently, he has been serving as the associate dean for research. I have observed him contribute to improving faculty governance and research quality at our college. I believe his intellect, industriousness and integrity will be his assets as a supervisor.

Prasenjit is an academic with strong leadership abilities. I have no doubt that he will listen to the concerns and fight to represent the interests of his constituents. I believe he will be an independent voice fighting for the residents. He is ready to fight for the environment that we live in and cherish. 

As a person of color, he will bring a different perspective that will help serve the increasingly diverse resident population in the Ferguson Township. He deeply cares about social justice, as is evident from my talking with him over the years.

I could not think of a better candidate for this position. I encourage you to vote for Prasenjit Mitra on Nov. 5.

James Z. Wang



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