To the Editor: I was surprised when I read an article on Victoria Sullivan’s crime “plan,” because my memory of serving in the New Hampshire House with her is she consistently voted against programs to take drugs off the street and support law enforcement in Manchester.
Manchester is better off because Victoria Sullivan didn’t get her way when she voted against addiction treatment and supportive housing programs, several law enforcement programs that have taken countless dangerous drugs — like fentanyl — off the streets, and prohibiting the sale and possession of largely unregulated synthetic drugs like “spice,” which can have dangerous and unpredictable effects including overdoses, yet were marketed to the public as safe and legal.
As a state representative, Victoria Sullivan had a dangerous effect on the safety of our city, and we are better off because she can no longer vote against common-sense programs that help tackle addiction and improve safety in Manchester.
Her attempt at a “plan” lacks depth and ignores several existing programs that she is claiming as her own new and original ideas.
Mayor Craig, on the other hand, has been getting the job done since day one. By increasing patrols across the city, adding 15 officers to our police force, and improving addiction treatment services, Mayor Craig is making our city safer and healthier, and I’m proud to support her for a second term.
Rep. PATRICIA CORNELL
Montgomery Street, Manchester