Dear Friend and Neighbor,
I am proud to announce my candidacy for State Representative for the open seat of the 23rd Middlesex District- comprising sections of Arlington and West Medford.
I ask for your vote and your support on March 4th.
I possess an unabiding passion for public service. I will prove my commitment to you and our neighborhood communities of Arlington and West Medford as your State Representative. My first effort will be to recoup the hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on special elections in our two communities!
I currently serve on the Arlington School Committee as Vice-Chairman. I am an elected Town Meeting Member. For more than 5 years I have served my community on issues of education, fiscal responsibility, long range planning, and solving neighborhood concerns including flooding of personal property.
I am a lifelong resident of Arlington and a graduate of Arlington High School. I earned my degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts. I am currently a master’s degree candidate in Public Management at Suffolk University.
Arlington and West Medford are great places to live and to raise a family. I bring energy, commitment, judgment, tenacity and optimism to the responsibility of being your State Representative. I will strive in every way to improve the quality of life for all of us. Equity in delivering service to our communities, parity with other communities who receive greater financial aid, and funding for “unfunded” state mandates are among my first initiatives.
Increasing local aid to improve much needed services to West Medford and Arlington will eliminate the biggest inequity facing us. I will work to change that.
I have a proven record of delivering services. I will achieve that as your State Representative.
A critical role of a State Representative, as I see it, is someone who has the ability to bring people together and someone who can effectively advocate on our communities’ behalf.
I will be effective for Arlington and West Medford to make sure that we get the precious services that we need. I will focus my effort on what is strategic, what is critical for success!
This is an important election. I will be a fighter for you! I will also work toward building a coalition with the representatives in the districts which touch us.
I ask you to get involved in my campaign. This will be a hard-and-fast grassroots campaign. I look forward to speaking with you about what is important to you, I insist on public debate, and I will endeavor to bring out the best in all of us.
I respectfully ask for your vote and your support. Please contact me at Seangarballey@hotmail.com or 781-648-7445.