To the Editor:
Mike Barrett will be at Bruegger's in Weston Center this Friday, Aug. 3, at 8 a.m. to meet and greet local residents. Barrett is running for the state senate seat now held by Sen. Susan Fargo (D. Lincoln), who is retiring. In addition to Weston, this "Third Middlesex District" includes Waltham, Lincoln, Concord, Carlisle, Bedford, Chelmsford and large parts of Sudbury and Lexington.
There are five Democrats running in the Sept. 6 Democratic primary. Both registered Democrats and independent "Unenrolled" registered voters may vote in this primary. These are all fine candidates, but I like Mike. Barrett is the only candidate for this office from either party who has actually served in the state senate before, and he has a good progressive record. He knows how to work with colleagues in the senate from both sides of the aisle to get things done for the benefit of our Commonwealth and our towns.
He represented Cambridge from 1987 to 1994, when he resigned his state senate seat to run for governor. He lost that race, moved from Cambridge to Lexington with his wife, Nancy Dohlberg, and their twin daughters and went into the private sector. Mike knows what it takes to start a successful business and to create jobs, while protecting the environment we all share. If you can't make it to Bruegger's this Friday morning, and would like to know more about Mike, you can check out his website at barrettforstatesenate.org.
If Mike is elected our new state senator, I believe that we will be very well represented on Beacon Hill, that we will always be kept well informed and that our voices will always be heard, as is the case with our excellent state representative, Alice Peisch (D. Wellesley). Please join me in voting for Mike Barrett in the Democratic primary on Sept. 6 and in the general election on Nov. 6.
Gun Club Lane, Weston