To The Daily Sun,
For 10 years I was a manager at a state agency. Occasionally I was faced with making recommendations which were not politically expedient or in the best interest of my career. More than once these decisions were very difficult and came down to my "responsibility in the public trust." I'm only grateful that these situations did not arise more often than they did.
As a pharmacist, Rich Leonard faces choices between meeting business or professional goals and what's in the best interest of his customer multiple times every day. As I progress through my senior years my medication list is becoming more complicated every time I go to one of my doctors. Thus, my health and well-being is as much in Rich's hands of as any other member of my medical team.
In my career, "responsibility in the public trust" was an abstraction dealt with once in a while. In Rich's case, it's constant, much more personal, and part of his fabric. In the state Senate Rich will always put the public's interest ahead of his own.
I trust Rich with a vital part of my medical treatment and as state senator. I trust Rich to always do the right thing because it's who he is.
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