Over the years, Joe Curro, currently a member of the Board of Selectmen in Arlington, and I have had many occasions to cooperate and consult with one another on matters of mutual concern to the people of Belmont and Arlington.
As local municipal officials of neighboring communities, we have many shared interests. One of these is a deep and abiding interest in ensuring that our constituents have strong partners and advocates on Beacon Hill, and that our representatives give voice to the needs of our towns.
On Sept. 6, voters in the 24th Middlesex District will have the opportunity to help select a successor to former State Representative – now Senator – Will Brownsberger.
The stakes this year are higher than ever.
We are proud to support the candidacy of Dave Rogers, who has spent months knocking on doors, meeting thousands of people, and listening to their concerns. Rogers has a long record of experience in both the public and private sectors and a deep grasp of a broad range of issues. He is educated in the fields of economics and the law, and he has worked professionally in the areas of health care reform, environmental protection, biotechnology, energy efficiency, and manufacturing. He has experience as well as a mediator – something sorely needed in government, on both sides of the aisle.
The wealth of experience that Dave brings will indeed be an asset in the State House, but we feel that even more important is the strong work ethic that he has demonstrated throughout his campaign. Dave has invested an extraordinary amount of time getting to know the people of Belmont, Arlington and Cambridge, and we are convinced that he will be an effective, eloquent representative.
There is a very good chance that you have already had the opportunity to speak with Dave. If not, please learn more at his web site.
We encourage all eligible voters to choose Dave Rogers for State Representative on Thursday, Sept. 6 and to confirm this choice this coming November.
Ripley Road, Belmont
Joseph A. Curro, Jr.
Millett Street, Arlington
Laurie Graham is a former member and chair of the Belmont Human Rights Commission and currently serves as chair of the Belmont School Committee. Joe Curro is a former member and chair of the Arlington Human Rights Commission and Arlington School Committee and is a current member of the Arlington Board of Selectmen