I’ve had many interactions with Terri Cortvriend in her roles with the Portsmouth School committee over the years regarding substance abuse prevention policies, programs and procedures within the school system that needed changed. She was always an advocate for the safety of the students. Throughout the 10 years I was involved as a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist working with the Portsmouth Prevention Coalition, Terri was and remains a strong advocate for prevention and protection of Portsmouth’s youth and families. She never hid from unpleasant facts nor made excuses. She helped organize community discussions about the opioid issues in Portsmouth, took the time to learn the facts and then helped bring people together to find ways to address these difficulties. That’s a leader that I respect and is why I support Terri Cortvriend for State Representative for District 72 and would urge you to seriously consider doing so as well.