OPINION/LETTER: 10 small business owners back Rebecca Perkins Kwoka for state Senate – Opinion – seacoastonline.com

Aug. 25 – To the Editor:

We all write to support Rebecca Perkins Kwoka for Senate District 21. Rebecca would be an excellent sstate Senator because she not only understands the needs of small businesses, but depended on one. Rebecca grew up working in her family’s Dairy Queen in Exeter. By the time she entered high school, she was managing employees and business operations, seeing first hand the tight margins and tough calls you make to survive. She knew intimately how one mishap could set families like hers back for years.

Though her family no longer owns the Exeter Dairy Queen, Rebecca has not lost sight of her upbringing. When the pandemic hit, sending small businesses reeling, Rebecca was quick to reach out. She wanted to understand how the crisis has affected our businesses, what we see coming, and how the state could better support us. As State Senator, this is exactly what you will get from Rebecca—someone dedicated to meeting her community where they are, always ready to listen and poised to act.

There is no question about where Rebecca’s priorities lie. If elected, Rebecca will fight tirelessly for working families and small businesses across our district, pushing for policies like rent relief to keep our small businesses open. And she’ll work to increase the housing stock in our state, just as she has done for years, ensuring that young professionals, working families, and small businesses owners can afford to stay in our communities.

Small businesses are the heart and soul of our beautiful, complex, local economy, and for those of us who run them, they are a labor of love that we have poured our heart and soul into. We need policy makers who understand the tough, creative, and nimble choices we have had to make – and can be right there with us as we make them. Rebecca is that leader, and we wholeheartedly endorse her for State Senate on Sept. 8.

Signed,

Evan Mallett, South Berwick, Maine

Jo Kelley, Portsmouth

Amanda McSharry, Portsmouth

Lisa DeStefano, Portsmouth

Jonathan Day, Kittery, Maine

Tyler Goodwin, Portsmouth

Brian Murphy, Portsmouth

Alyssa Murphy, Portsmouth

Tom Bath, Portsmouth

Vivien Treacy, Portsmouth

Dagan Migirditch, Portsmouth

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