Medford resident Patrick McCabe is ramping up his campaign for State Representative Paul Donato’s seat in the state house of representatives.
McCabe, a 36-year-old labor union organizer, announced his campaign for state rep last June. He is focusing his campaign efforts on the Democratic Primary in September and said the “catalyst” for his campaign is civil rights.
“Allowing voters to strip away basic equality from our friends, our families and our neighbors is an affront to the values that are the foundation of our democracy. I have a passion for fairness and a commitment to focusing on the needs of all families that live in Malden, Medford and beyond,” said McCabe in a statement.
McCabe, originally from Somerville, is a West Point graduate that spent seven years in the Army, including time as a company commander in Kosovo.
McCabe plans on winning by campaigning the old-fashioned way. He said he will go door to door to every voter in the district, which straddles Malden and Medford.
“We have over five months to knock on doors and make phone calls in order to get our message out. The campaign will be won by reaching out to voters, person by person, family by family,” McCabe said.
Rep. Donato Supports $1 Billion Life Sciences Package
State Representative Paul Donato (D-Medford, seeking re-election in the fall, recently announced his support for a major life sciences bill passed by the House of Representatives.
“The life sciences industry has the capacity to produce life-saving results. The investments we have made, to bolster the biotech sector and support the talented scientists are researchers of our state, are investments in the future of healthcare,” said Representative Donato.
The House voted overwhelmingly to invest $1 billion in the life sciences industry to grow jobs in the field, attract biotech companies to the state, and to retain scientists and researchers at state institutions. The ten-year plan provides $250 million in tax credits for life sciences companies that commit to creating jobs, $250 million in direct research grants, and $500 million in capital investments in the industry.
Rep. Donato recently launched a blog where he regularly posts information and encourages constituent feedback.