I just received a notice in the mail from my present State Representative Willie Mae Allen that promotes a fundraiser for her on September 3rd. 2008. It states that the special guest will be Governor Deval Patrick. What gives?
Far from being a leader in the legislature, Representative Allen has forwarded no original legislation since her election in 2006, and has not made any effort to do door to door since getting her nomination papers signed several months ago.
My district deserves better, and I have endorsed her opponent, Kathy Gabriel for State Representative in my district (6th Suffolk) which is comprised of parts of Dorchester, Mattapan, Hyde Park and Roslindale. She has made a commitment to forwarding legislation to raise the minimum mandatory sentence for carrying an unlicensed gun in Massachusetts to two years, increase state funding for low and moderate income homeowners to install environmentally friendly power generation units (e.g. solar panels, wind power generators)& will forward initiatives to help create jobs here in the Commonwealth.
Lastly,the governor should remember who his friends have been. Kathy Gabriel worked tirelessly for Barack Obama earlier this year when Willie Mae Allen had endorsed Hillary Clinton. He should also realize that I worked diligently for him in his final election, coordinating phonebanks and organizing get out the vote efforts in Roslindale on Election Day in 2006 while Willie Mae Allen did nothing. How soon they forget!
Wayne J. Wilson, Jr.