I am running as your neighbor. For 26 years I lived in the district, raising a family and enjoying all the benefits that come with calling Belmont and Arlington my home. For about ten thousand days you've seen me on the bus, on the bike paths, at the playgrounds, coaching sports teams, organizing outreach activities, and also just hanging out. I know this district first hand.
I bring thirty-five years of professional experience to this race. As someone with a long track record of original ideas, I will make unique contributions to the legislative process.
But the most powerful thing I'll bring to this job is your mandate and authority. By electing me over the two party candidates, you will shake the political establishment, not just here in Arlington, Belmont, and Cambridge, but throughout the state.
My candidacy is a direct challenge to the two-party system and all that is wrong with Massachusetts politics. The lack of competition. The lack of open debate. The lack of compassion for all those who don't have the clout of the insiders.
I know that you are ready for a credible alternative. The tens of thousands of dollars from special interests and endorsements from the Governor and other party leaders don't decide elections for you. You, too, are an independent thinker and voter.
Now, I ask you to cast a vote on Tuesday that says you want more from the State House and more from politics. Send me to do the hard work you know needs to get done. Vote for the Independent, Jim Gammill for Open Innovative Government.