To the editor:
State Sen. Lou Gentile, D-Steubenville, has fought hard for our area at every stage of his life. Not only does Lou represent my family in the Senate, you can bet that he has been fighting for your family you, too.
As his constituent, I am proud to support Gentile in his race for Ohio Senate because he is someone who truly understands the issues facing Southeast Ohio.
Energy sources like coal and shale gas make up a large portion of our economy. Lou is working every day to support these industries and make sure our workers are protected.
Lou has introduced legislation to help groups such as military veterans with his Veterans Opportunity Act, which helps veterans get college credit for academic work in the armed forces.
Besides fighting to get new jobs for us, here in his region of Ohio, he has fought to make sure the jobs we do have don't go anywhere. He specifically fought for oversight of new oil and gas industry jobs to make sure they were staying in Ohio.
I know that Gentile will keep fighting for our families if he wins in November. I know that he will continue to always have his door open to a constituent in need. Gentile is someone we can depend on to do what is right for us and what is right for Ohio. I urge everyone to support him this November.