In response to the front-page article “Senator Moran Talks Legislation, Challenges During First Year In Office,” I recently had an issue with the unemployment claim that I filed as a town employee during the pandemic. Unemployment sent me a letter stating that I was required to pay back the almost $8,000 I received in benefits during the pandemic. I was extremely upset and didn’t know where to turn for help with this matter. I called Senator Moran’s office and left a message about my situation, and someone returned my call about an hour later. The young man from her office listened to my story, asked many questions and told me that Ms. Moran’s office would follow up with the unemployment office immediately. I gave Senator Moran’s number to some of my co-workers, and they received quick responses also. I recently had a hearing regarding my appeal to have this almost $8,000 bill expunged. I am awaiting a written response to that appeal. I was asked by Senator Moran’s office to contact them if the appeal isn’t decided in my favor. I must say I am so very pleased with the quick response and support I received from her office. I am very grateful to her for her support. She truly is a representative of the people of her district, and I will vote for her again without hesitation if she chooses to run for office in the future.

Lori J. Marquez

Observatory Lane


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