It all started here at BMG a couple of years ago. This site re-ignited my passion for politics and public service. It has led to my active participation here (which will continue throughout the campaign), my founding of OpenMass.org, my appointment to the Democratic State Party’s committee on Public Policy and now my campaign to represent the 35th Middlesex District (Medford and Malden).
I’m running to bring a new kind of leadership to Medford and Malden. I only know one way to do this; be up front about my position on issues, present a clear vision for the future and continue to work towards building a better community.
To learn more about my candidacy see my campaign announcement below and go to www.jimcaralis.com
My Campaign Announcement
Today I am announcing my candidacy for the Democratic nomination to represent the Massachusetts 35th Middlesex District (Medford and Malden) as our State Representative. I was born and raised just down the road in Everett, attended Everett Public Schools, graduated from Northeastern University and have lived in Medford for the last 8 years.
Early in my life I learned from personal experience the power of government to help families in need. I learned from my father the dream of emigrating to the United States, working hard, building a business and raising a family. I learned through hard work and perseverance the value of education and its necessity in achieving the American Dream.
As a candidate I offer up my experience as the founder of a successful software consulting company, founder of a non-profit (OpenMass.org), a member of the State Democratic Committee on Public Policy (appointed by Chairman John Walsh in 2007) and a promise to not shy away from my stand on positions or to run away from the Liberal, yes Liberal values of our party.
As your Representative I will focus on the following issues:
- I will fight for us on Beacon Hill to get the education funding that Medford and Malden deserve and work in our community to help children realize their potential.
- I will fight for us on Beacon Hill to promote government efficiency, accountability and transparency before asking our community to dig further into their pockets.
- I will fight for us on Beacon Hill for quality, affordable health care and work in our community to ensure all our citizens understand and make the best available use of health care options.
- I will fight on Beacon Hill to get the job training funds we need to help all of us through these tough economic times and work in our community to help train adults in the new technologies necessary to compete in today’s economy.
I look forward to working these next 6 months, reaching out to as many people possible, and earning your vote on September 16.
Jim Caralis, Democrat
Candidate for State Representative, 35th Middlesex District