I’m running for Congress to represent the people and families of the Third District because, throughout my life, I’ve seen the enormous good that dedicated public servants can do for those they represent. I was raised by a public school secretary and a union lineman for Mass Electric in a home that embodied that fundamental American truth — that if you work hard and play by the rules, you deserve a chance to succeed.
Though some in our district enjoy growing prosperity, too many are finding the opportunity to build a better life increasingly out of their reach. While wages stay stagnant, the basic costs of living, health care and education climb ever higher. All the while, Republicans in Washington spend their time turning their backs on those most in need.
Despite these challenges, I’m inspired by the promise that our district holds. Traveling throughout the Third, I see teachers working every day to provide every child with a quality education; doctors and nurses giving every resident the health care that is their right; and small business owners creating quality new jobs. I see our 37 towns and cities whose mills and factories once supplied the world with tools and wire, shoes and textiles, uniquely positioned to serve as an engine of the Next Industrial Revolution, a rising tide that will create and sustain high-quality, well-paying jobs right here at home.
I’m running to represent you in Congress because I want to help all of our communities build on this promise. Over the coming weeks and months, I look forward to spending my time talking with the residents of the Third District—many of whom I’m grateful to call friends, neighbors, and colleagues. I look forward to seeing you and hearing from you, so that we can work together to build a better future for our families.