I suggest that people in 5 Middlesex, Katherine Clark’s old district, support Jason Lewis in the March 4th primary and the April 1st general election. Jason, currently a state rep for Winchester and Stoneham, is seeking Katherine Clarke’s old seat representing Malden, Melrose, Reading and Wakefield.
I met Jason recently and he seems to have bona-fides as a progressive.
The main opposition is Christopher Fallon, currently state rep from part of the same area. While Chris has worked on some progressive issues, he’s been really poor on others. In his campaign literature and statements, Chris positions himself as ‘independent the issues’ – meaning he supported Scott Brown against Elizabeth Warren, and Richard Tisei against Katherine Clark. Chris’s recent statement in the local Malden Observer on reducing homelessness is that he supports getting people out of motels and into shelters; I would suggest to the august Representative that shelters are not family-friendly environments, but affordable subsidized housing is. Chris reminds me of Joe Lieberman.
This election is a good example of a progressive challenging a DINO at the local level. Let’s make sure Lewis has a future, if he want, even further up.
May I see your passport, please…