Saturday, February 8, 2020

In the News: Kelly sets sights on state Senate

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
With 12 years of town elective office under his belt, Franklin Town Councilor Matthew Kelly is ready to take on a bigger role. With an eye toward Beacon Hill, he is mounting a campaign for the Norfolk, Bristol & Middlesex state Senate district.

Presently held by freshman Sen. Rebecca Rausch, D-Needham, who took office in January 2019, the seat represents Attleboro, Franklin, Millis, Natick, Needham, Norfolk, North Attleborough, Plainville, Sherborn, Wayland, Wellesley and Wrentham.

Kelly, who officially announced his candidacy this week, asserts that many voters in the district “are fed up with narrow agendas and a lack of concern for the bread-and-butter issues that each of our communities face.”

“The citizens within the district have expressed concerns to me about the lack of focus and aid for our struggling city and town budgets, dilapidated roads, unreliable train service and ever increasing traffic,” he said. “As state senator, it will be my objective to work with each and every community to find ways for the state to support them through local aid and to ensure that legislation incorporates their concerns. My door will always be open, as it has been during over 12 years in local government.”
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