On the morning of March 25th, Hudson area Democrats were given a taste of just what type of congressman Rep. Barry Finegold would be.
Meeting at the Hudson Portuguese Riverside Club, Middlesex-Worcester Democrats hosted a breakfast where five of the candidates vying for the seat being vacated by Congressman Marty Meehan made their point as to why they would best serve the people of the 5th congressional.
Rep. Finegold quickly introduced the audience to what voters in the Lawrence area have long known – that Barry Finegold, a goal oriented legislator, will fight for what’s important to the people of the 5th.
Energy independence, which Rep. Finegold has long championed as a State Representative, has become a major theme of his campaign. Barry Finegold has recognized that Massachusetts, with its world-renowned universities, has the potential to lead the US towards a more practical and efficient form of energy. The development of Hydrogen Fuel Cells provides an amazing opportunity, both economically and environmentally, for Massachusetts. Barry Finegold made it clear that he would make Energy Independence, specifically through Hydrogen Fuel Cells, one of his top priorities in Congress.
Few candidates talk seriously about Energy Independence, but this audience knew that this issue would certainly be addressed with Rep. Finegold as a member of congress.
Rep. Finegold also spent the remainder of the morning discussing the war in Iraq, as well as the budget, impressing everyone he encountered with his solid grasp of the issues facing both congress, and the people of the 5th congressional. Barry certainly showed himself to be a man with a fire in the belly, necessary of a member of congress.