FRAMINGHAM – Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian is endorsing Framingham Selectmen Chair Cheryl Tully Stoll for one of Framingham’s two City Council At-Large seats.
“Cheryl is a tremendous individual. She’s proven to be a capable leader for Framingham, and that’s because she does her research and she knows how to listen,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “I saw Cheryl’s passion firsthand when I was a state representative. She and I worked together to pass a law limiting unhealthy foods in school vending machines. These efforts initially received a lot of push back. Cheryl’s advocacy for our children was a major reason that bill got passed, and time has proven just how beneficial that has been for our school children.”
Tully Stoll began working on the issue of health and wellness education for Framingham students when she served on the Framingham Public Schools’ Health Education Curriculum Review Committee in 1981 at the age of 19.
“I’ve always believed that the best way to help people to make good decisions is to provide them with quality information. I became involved in various health education initiatives over the years because I felt an obligation to provide our children with information that would keep them healthy,” said Tully Stoll.
“I am thrilled to receive Sheriff Koutoujian’s endorsement. Peter has been a leader on many cutting edge issues that affect our community. Not only was he one of state government’s first advocates on the Childhood Obesity issue, he also chaired the OxyContin Commission in 2005 which investigated the effects of prescription drug abuse on our residents. As our Sheriff he has presented at the White House on issues affecting Framingham including opioid addiction and mental health issues. His advocacy has been a tremendous asset to the Commonwealth, and I am proud to have his endorsement for City Councilor At-Large,” said Tully Stoll.