opinion: Kailaspathy's ability to analyze fiscal information could prove priceless for city
Sumi Kailasapathy is the most qualified candidate for City Council in the 1st Ward. She received a B.A. in economics and political science from Wellesley College. She then went on to receive an M. A. and M. Phil. in political science at the New School for Social Research. She taught gender studies, political economy and globalization at EMU for ten years. She also taught at the Chinese University in Hong Kong.
She made a career switch about five years ago, and is now a CPA at a downtown accounting firm. It is vital that a council member be able to analyze fiscal information provided by the city staff, and that s/he be able to “drill down” and get information that may exist, but may not have been provided. Her opponent, on the other hand, does not have any relevant educational or professional qualifications. He is apparently employed part time as a tennis coach, and says he is going back to school in the fall. Kailasapathy has both the education and experience needed to serve on City Council and to serve her constituents. Please vote for her in the Democratic primary on Aug. 7. David Cahill