Saturday, January 19, 2013
Will be listening to residents at Sweet Peach at 2 p.m.
Dave Rogers will be holding his first office hours in Belmont as State Representative today, Saturday, Jan. 19, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sweet Peach Diner (Back Room), 628 Trapelo Rd. The Cambridge resident who won the general election in November to represent the 24th Middlesex District – the "ABC" district comprising Belmont and precincts in Cambridge and Arlington – in the state's House of Representatives filed his first bill on Friday, Jan. 18, allowing the state to transfer the former Belmont incinerator site to the town. Rogers will listen to constituent concerns and answer questions on legislative issues. Rogers' next scheduled "office hours" will be on Tuesday, Feb. 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Beech Street Center.
Monday, November 5, 2012
"This guy was better in person than his reputation preceded him."
I first met Dave Rogers when he rang our door bell early in his campaign. He had done his homework: he knew our names and he was talking to as many people as he could reach. A few days later we received a card with a handwritten note. Then, I started to hear more positive things about Dave. To me, campaigning door to door was already good enough. The news was that Dave was attending all the important meetings in town, he was talking to voters and listening to their concerns and through hard work and determination he was steadily gaining support. Above all, this was serious work ethic. Just a couple of weeks after he showed up at our front door I went to a coffee and got to know Dave. He grew up in Pennsylvania, one of seven children. His …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Jim Gammill, Tomi Olson and Dave Rogers' final appeals to the voters of the "ABC" District.
Jim Gammill, Independent Open Innovative Government I am running as your neighbor. For 26 years I lived in the district, raising a family and enjoying all the benefits that come with calling Belmont and Arlington my home. For about ten thousand days you've seen me on the bus, on the bike paths, at the playgrounds, coaching sports teams, organizing outreach activities, and also just hanging out. I know this district first hand. I bring thirty-five years of professional experience to this race. As someone with a long track record of original ideas, I will make unique contributions to the legislative process. But the most powerful thing I'll bring to this job is your mandate and authority. By electing me over the two party candidates, you …
Friday, November 2, 2012
"His mix of experience, in both government and industry, provides a strong base for his work going forward."
I write to urge your support for Dave Rogers for the 24th Middlesex District for Massachusetts State Rep. Dave will focus on issues that are vital to Belmont, Arlington, Cambridge, and surrounding communities: public education, sustainable finances, transportation and other infrastructure, and our environment. These affect our families, and for many of us, our jobs. Chances are you have met Dave at your door or at an event around town. He has worked extremely hard getting to know all aspects of our district. He will bring his open, tireless, and effective advocacy for us to the State House. His mix of experience, in both government and industry, provides a strong base for his work going forward. This includes state and federal governments…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Governor joins former district representative Brownsberger backing Cambridge attorney.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced today, Thursday, Nov. 1, his endorsement of Dave Rogers to become the State Representative in the 24th Middlesex district. The "ABC" district is comprised of Belmont and precincts in Arlington and Cambridge. Rogers is the Democrat candidate in the race to replace former State Rep. Will Brownsberger – who endorsed Rogers in October – who left the seat in January to become state senator. Rogers is running against Republican Tomi Olson and Independent Jim Gammill. "I am deeply honored to have our Governor’s endorsement," said Rogers in a press release issued after the announcement. "Patrick is a reformer, successfully championing improvements to transparency and openness in government as well as …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Final face-to-face meeting between three seeking the "ABC" district has one candidate believes the race is down to two; others disagree.
In the long-running game show "To Tell the Truth," three contestants would identify themselves as the same person with a peculiar experience and it was up to the panel of guest stars to correctly identify the player from the two impostors. In a similar vein, the voters in the 24th Middlesex House of Representatives District are being asked by the three candidates seeking to become their state representative to correctly ID the one who is the true independent in the race. At last night's forum sponsored by the Belmont League of Women Voters held in the Chenery Middle School auditorium, Dave Rogers, Jim Gammill and Tomi Olson each attempted to convince registered voters that once elected, they would not abandon them for outside interests or …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
"(Roger) is committed to controlling health care costs, without which, funding will be endangered for the other initiatives he cares about."
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
I write to urge my fellow Belmont Citizens to vote for Dave Rogers for State Representative on Nov. 6. At this relatively late stage in the campaign, it is difficult to avoid repeating what others have said, but, if it’s true, it deserves repeating. As has been noted, Dave is strongly committed to enhancing our conversion to newer and more environmentally friendly energy sources. He wants to be sure our educational system is adequately funded so that our children will be prepared to face future challenges which we cannot now predict. He understands that we must have a viable and up-to-date public transportation system to support a thriving economy. And, perhaps most important, he is committed to controlling health care costs, without which…
Monday, October 22, 2012
"Dave brings a strong background of knowledge and experience to many of the issues on which a bright, livable and economically stable future for our town depend."
Monday, October 22, 2012
On Nov. 6, I urge you to support Dave Rogers for State Representative. Belmont has been fortunate to be strongly represented by Anne Paulsen and Will Brownsberger, proud Democrats with independent ideas, who have stood up for their priorities and worked with the House leadership and on their House committees to move them to legislative action. Dave Rogers will be a strong, committed advocate on Beacon Hill following in their tradition. Dave has worked in both government and private industry and law practice. He is an attorney with professional experience in environmental protection, manufacturing, and the biotech and green energy fields. He brings understanding and substance to public service and will think creatively about many challenges…
Friday, October 19, 2012
State Sen. Will Brownsberger backing fellow Democrat Dave Rogers run for his former 24th Middlesex District seat.
Friday, October 19, 2012
The following is from the Committee to Elect Dave Rogers. State Senator Will Brownsberger (D-S2) endorsed Dave Rogers, candidate for State Representative in the 24th Middlesex District. This district comprises all of Belmont, precincts 2, 4, 8, 10, and 12 in Arlington, and North Cambridge. Sen. Brownsberger served as a state representative from 2007-2012 in this seat before being elected as a state senator. “I am pleased to endorse Dave Rogers for the state representative seat. Dave is a smart, independent thinker whose practical, common sense approach will be valuable for the legislature as well as his district,” Brownsberger stated. “Receiving Will’s endorsement is a great privilege and I am extremely honored by his support,” Rogers said…
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Part of a series of weekly questions to the candidates for the 24th Middlesex District race.
Each week for the remainder of the campaign, Belmont Patch will be providing a "Question of the Week" to the candidates for the House of Representative's 24th Middlesex District – Jim Gammill, Tomi Olson and Dave Rogers – that will run until the week before the election. This week's question is where the candidates would like to focus their service in the House and why. Question If elected, what would be your first two choices for committees assignments in the state House of Representatives and why? Jim Gammil, Independent Every newly elected member looks forward to sitting down with the Speaker to discuss committee assignments, and I will be no different. Fortunately, I already know Democratic Majority Whip Rep. Byron Rushing, having …