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Letter: Mitra Would Be Valuable Addition to Ferguson Township Board

on October 21, 2019 4:30 AM

I am writing to support the candidacy of Prasenjit Mitra for election as supervisor of Ward 2, Ferguson Township. Dr. Mitra is a world renowned scholar and senior administrator at Penn State. He has spent much of his life in Ferguson Township and is passionate about the environment and social justice.

He will be a valuable resource for the township in that he will explore creative partnerships with scientists at Penn State to ensure clean air and water in the community. He has had considerable success in fundraising and team-building, both of which will come in very handy as he works toward translating the global concern for environment into local action and help achieve a more livable township for future generations of residents.

Dr. Mitra is not a career politician, but a deeply committed citizen who wants to give back to the community that has been his home for past 20+ years. Dr. Mitra will be an excellent representative of the community in township meetings and deliberations.

As a scientist, he will apply evidence-based decision-making to issues facing the township. As a patron of the arts and a theater actor, he will work to not only preserve but also enhance the cultural opportunities in the community. As a soccer player and sports fan, he will be an advocate for parks and recreational opportunities. As a father, he will work hard toward ensuring safe and livable neighborhoods. As a minority, he will bring ethnic diversity to the board and foster a climate of inclusiveness and equity.

S. Shyam Sundar
Ferguson Township

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