Full disclosure: Three weeks ago I wrote the two democratic challengers, Jack Hurd and Ken Donnelly for the Fourth Middlesex Senate seat. Mr. Hurd responded immediately and set up a meeting to discuss the questions I had regarding his stance on many positions important to me.
We talked for ninety minutes and the conversation could best be described as informative, refreshing and forthright. Jack Hurd was candid and did not dance around any issue that I posed to him, and trust me – I challenged him. He listened to what I had to say and I left our meeting feeling confident a vote for him would deliver strong representation in the Senate for our district.
As for Mr. Donnelly, he never responded to me, which I believe is foretelling as to how he would act as a state Senator. Who wants a Senator who won’t respond to your concerns? I know that’s not what I want. I want a state Senator who is going to make himself available to his constituents and will listen to what I have to say. For this reason, I am voting for Jack Hurd on September 16 and I urge the voters from Arlington, Billerica, Burlington, Lexington and Woburn to join me.