ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL
Webster – The Committee to Elect Donald Bourque and Democratic party officials formally opened campaign headquarters for Donald Bourque, candidate for State Representative in the 18th Worcester District on Thursday, July 26. The office at 148 Main Street will also serve as the campaign headquarters for Elizabeth Warren, candidate for U. S. Senate and U.S. Representative James B. McGovern, candidate for re-election in the Massachusetts Second Congressional District.
Massachusetts Democratic State Committee Chairman John Walsh introduced Mr. Bourque, noting that he owns a business in the community, is working hard for public safety dollars, and will be someone who's focused on local issues.
Mr. Bourque, who is chairman of the Webster Board of Selectmen, said, “We're going to run hard, and whether or not we win, we'll be able to say that we did this with the most positive intentions. We're not the angry, polarizing politicians out there, that's not where we want to be.”
He said he is running on three issues. The first is jobs. ”It will be our responsibility to look at jobs,” he said, and proposed a focus group made up of towns in the district that would meet monthly to call on companies to open an office here.”
The second is public safety. Citing his 11 years years as a volunteer firefighter, he said will work for sufficient funding levels for emergency service.
Third on his agenda is an effort to ensure that senior citizens and developmentally disabled people receive the services they need.
The Bourque campaign also announced the endorsement of three groups, NARAL, Mass Alliance, and the Victory Fund.
The 18th Worcester district includes Webster, Douglas, Oxford and Sutton.
- Monday, 30 July 2012
- Posted in Categories: : Region