Why I am running - What I stand for
I was raised in a family where we were encouraged to take action and be part of the solution, as opposed to just complaining about what is wrong and doesn’t seem to work. Dad was active in local and state democratic politics. My mother worked both in the State House for Governor Herter, and later in the US Capitol for the Eisenhower Administration. My parents taught us by example. When my youngest sister Terri, who had Down Syndrome, was born, there were few or no resources providing education and support for children with special needs. Instead of complaining, my mother led others to form the “Peabody Parent’s of Children with Special Needs.” Through their leadership, policy changed for the good of all students.
I feel it is now time for me to step up and take a position of leadership and responsibility. There is a lot more right with our State than is wrong with it. Let’s work together for more progress. With your vote, I would like to be part of the solution.
The following are changes I’d like to be part of:
- Accountability of both the Governor’s Council, as well as the appointed justices
- Civility and Fair-mindedness Hearings should be a place to learn about potential justices, not a time of embarrassment and humiliation. I would work to restore an atmosphere of dignity and respect.
- Transparency I believe it is in the public’s best interest to know who has applied for various Judicial appointments, not just the final candidate.
Where am I running
I am running in the 5th District which includes Amesbury, Andover, Beverly, Boxford, Danvers, Dracut, Dunstable, Essex, Georgetown, Gloucester, Groton, Groveland, Hamilton, Haverhill, Ipswich, Lawrence, Lowell, Manchester By The Sea, Merrimac, Methuen, Middleton, Newbury, Newburyport, North Andover, North Reading, Peabody, Pepperell, Rockport, Rowley, Salem, Salisbury, Tewksbury, Topsfield, Tyngsboro, Wenham, West Newbury, Westford, Wilmington.