I recently received two similar mailings from the Service Employees International Union Local 1199. One was stating their support of a candidate for State Representative in the 6th Suffolk District, Darrin Howell. I had no problem with it as it seems that both he and Karen Payne, who is also a candidate for the seat have very similar and progressive views regarding a womans’ right to choose and civil rights for gay and lesbian couples in Massachusetts. They would both serve my State Representative district very well.
On the other hand, the other piece of literature touted State Representative Michael Rush of West Roxbury as their preferred candidate for State Senator in the Suffolk & Norfolk State Senate District. Could they have picked more of a right wing conservative for their endorsement? Maybe if John Silber was a candidate for the seat. Mike Rush wants to bring the right of gay and lesbian couples up for a vote in the State Senate if he gains election. He is vehemently anti-choice regarding abortion as well.
How can SEIU who is forwarding Mac D’Allessandro for Congress against Stephen Lynch back a State Representative for State Senate that is more conservative than Lynch?
I will be voting for Michael Walsh for State Senator in the Suffolk & Norfolk District as he has more Democratic values than the current
(Democratic) State Representative from West Roxbury.
Wayne J. Wilson, Jr.