I have a great deal of respect for many folks who call the Democratic Party home; they are hard-working, honest and care deeply about the people they serve. I am honored to have the support of Democrats around the state, including several town chairs. (And honored to have support from folks across the political spectrum as well.)
But I hope you are ashamed of the Democratic nominee for Secretary of State. Beyond the fact that, somehow, he is the only statewide candidate of any affiliation not to debate this fall, he feels it is necessary to malign me, and falsely at that.
From the SHNS:
“I have to run an election,” Galvin said. “Mr. Henderson doesn’t even vote, so he doesn’t have to worry about that.
“It’s hard to take someone seriously when they’re running to be chief election officer of the state and they don’t even vote.”
Galvin, who has begun airing television ads to promote his candidacy, said Henderson has missed the last 23 local elections in his hometown of Stow.
These statements fail in two basic ways: (1) I have lived in Stow for 15 months – there have not been 23 elections for me to miss; and (2) Galvin’s own Central Voter Registry confirms that I voted in 19 of 27 elections from 1998 to 2010. And a couple of those “misses” were party primaries in which, as someone not enrolled as a Democrat or Republican, I exercised my right not to pull a party ballot.
If you choose not to vote for me because you do not agree with my proposals, that’s fair. But please do not simply cast your vote for the incumbent Democrat, who refuses to debate and whose only response to a thoughtful opponent is to call him names and generate irresponsible fabrications, because of his party affiliation.
Independent candidate for Secretary of State