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This Thursday, we will be a mere seven weeks away from Primary Day. Indeed, Primary Day will fall on a Thursday this go around, on September 6th. This change in voting will, more than likely, cause a sharp decline in primary voters, making these last seven weeks all the more critical.
With that in mind, I have been working my DUFF off, hitting every corner of this enormous district. Each place I go, the folks I speak with have a similar outlook on the political scene: they want someone they can rely on to do an honest job on their behalf. They want someone who truly understands their needs and the needs of their friends, family and neighbors. To the average Joe, governing, and how to govern, is common sense. That’s why I think my campaign has such sustained momentum. After years of pounding the pavement, I know the wants and needs of the cities and towns of the Fifth District better than anyone in the race, and I believe the people of this district are always eager to vote for someone they can trust to carry their concerns to Beacon Hill.
We’ve had a blast visiting with voters across the district thus far. As I previously mentioned, I’ve been visiting senior centers and farmers markets, and the response has been incredible. This past week, I was privileged to attend the Light of Cambodian Children benefit in Lowell after being invited by a great supporter of mine, Lowell City Councilor Vesna Nuon. The work being done by Lowell residents of all backgrounds to ensure that kids are active in the summer and after school is commendable, and I am grateful for the reception I received by the attendees.
Additionally, I took in a day at the Greek Picnic in Ipswich. What an event, and what a turn out! The Greek community has always been so generous with their time and effort on behalf of our cities and towns, and the organizers of this event really outdid themselves. The food was incredible, and Greeks and non-Greeks alike turned out en masse to take it all in. Great job to everyone in Ipswich!
We’ll be out and about these next seven weeks hammering home the reasons why I believe I am the best candidate in the race. I believe it is not about being a lawyer, but about who has worked hardest on behalf of this district. And it seems the great people of the Fifth District agree with me!
I’ll see you out on the trail!