On September 16th, our campaign made history, winning an incredibly challenging write-in campaign. To the many campaign volunteers and supporters, and to the hard-working wardens, police officers, and other elections officials and staff, I would like to say thank you. I also want to thank my challenger, Alderman Bob Trane, for running a spirited campaign. But most of all, I want to thank all of you who cast your vote on September 16th.
For the past four years, I have had the honor of representing both Medford and Somerville. I have done my best to work hard, to fight with passion and commitment, and most importantly, to deliver for the working families of our community.
We have had many successes, including securing funding for important programs for our youth, our seniors, and our parks and open space, raising the minimum wage, closing corporate tax loopholes, preserving marriage equality, and keeping the green line extension on schedule.
I made a conscious effort to keep my campaign focused on issues important to our community. Despite the challenge of running on stickers, you voted resoundingly in favor of continued progress and leadership on the values we share.
I will continue to keep an open door and be responsive to your concerns. Whether you are a constituent seeking support for your family, or a resident advocating for a policy or issue important to you, I welcome your feedback and questions. Please contact me any time, and I will do my best to hear you out, to advocate for your concerns, and to find common ground where we might otherwise disagree.
I commit to continuing to work hard and to deliver for our community, and I thank the voters of the 34th Middlesex District for your continued trust and support.