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Your Views: Sheila De Forest is kind of person she wants as representative

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July 26, 2014

I met Sheila De Forest for the first time about a year and a half ago. She was my supervisor for a while, until I moved on to a new position.

I admire a lot of things about her, but most of all her resilience. She is always positive, happy, and her smile is contagious, even if the times are rough. As a survivor of many things in her life, she is showing everybody how to keep going to achieve goals.

I know her as a supervisor and friend, not as a politician. As a supervisor, she is the kind of boss who supports her employees and encourages them to improve and to move forward. She helped me reach my goal and get a promotion. She wants to see other people succeed. I see her always going out of her way to help people without looking for anything in return.

I am not a political person. I do not follow nor even understand a lot of political issues. But I feel strongly enough about the kind of person Sheila is to write this letter letting you know that she is the kind of person that I want as my state Assembly representative.

MARIA YOLANDA PEŅA

Beloit



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