The following is a Letter to the Editor from Sean Harrington, a Precinct 15 Town Meeting member.
The progressive Democrats have been running the state for the last 15 years resulting in increases in the size and scope of government, and massive cuts to local aid. The result has been an exodus of good paying jobs, and families fleeing to more friendly states to make their home.
This is further shown by the state's loss of a congressional seat. The loss of a congressional seat cannot be denied, and it happened during the control of progressive Democrats in the State Legislature.
Both state Rep. Sean Garballey and state Sen. Ken Donnelley in their four years on Beacon Hill have had poor ratings from Citizens for Limited Taxation (CLT), and the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB). Both these groups work to protect the interest of the middle class in Massachusetts.
It is widely expected when the legislature reconvenes in January that massive tax increases will be voted on including a gas tax increase, we will need representatives who we know will vote for lower taxes. Although Garballey and Donnelly are both nice men they do not represent the middle class interest on Beacon Hill.
It is time for a change, the tax and spend ways cannot continue, vote for Joseph Monju for state represenative and Gerry Dembrowski for state senator.
Precinct 15 Town Meeting Member
10 Woodside Lane