As first-time candidate, Cyr has rare experience

Read this letter to the editor from Joanne Hush and Gail Meyers Lavin, both from Orleans.

Rarely does a first-time candidate for public office impress with such intelligence, skill, energy and commitment to public service. Gov. Deval Patrick was one, as was Sen. Dan Wolf. Julian Cyr follows in their distinguished footsteps and has earned our enthusiastic support in the Democratic state Senate primary.

Julian, a native Cape Codder, grasps the complex issues facing us, and has well-thought-out plans and the capacity to convey them effectively here and in Boston. (Please see

While earning his New York University degree in public policy and community health, Julian was a White House intern at the President’s Council on Environmental Quality, a highly competitive opportunity to experience federal government firsthand. Many will remember him as Gov. Patrick’s Cape and Islands campaign field organizer and President Obama’s 2012 Southeastern Massachusetts field director.

Julian’s professional experience includes serving as the state Department of Public Health deputy director of government affairs, and as director of policy and regulatory affairs at the Bureau of Environmental Health, planning, researching and developing complex legislation, and securing major appropriations for our communities.

All will benefit by having Cyr serve in and for this place he calls home. Please vote for Julian Cyr Sept. 8.

Joanne Hush

Gail Meyers Lavin