LETTER: Doug Thompson for 8th Essex District seat

Thank you to all 6 courageous public-service oriented candidates for State Rep. in the 8th Essex District.  Here is why I will be voting for Doug Thompson on Sept. 6:

  • His career in public service began right out of college with case management for homeless people.  In time he moved on to a degree at the Kennedy School at Harvard and into health care agency work, including authoring a public health plan in the Clinton administration and finally becoming CFO of Mass Health, overseeing an $8 billion budget.  All this took a vision of fairness, equity and justice, and experience in working collaboratively to make things happen on Beacon Hill and in people’s lives.
  • His climate plan is detailed and comprehensive in getting to net zero carbon emissions by 2035.  Check it out at www.doug4rep.com
  • Look there also for his speech at the Swampscott Women’s Rights rally about what the entire picture of women’s health issues must include.
  • Government transparency is another of his serious concerns.

He does more than talk the talk. He has walked the walk over and over in his career. We need Doug in the legislature. Please join me in voting for him on September 6, or earlier by mail or early voting. – Mimi Hollister, Glover Square

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