I’ve known Mike McCoy for most of his adult and political life. Mike has always demonstrated to me, being a senior citizen, his kindness and sincerity when helping all the residents of this town. When residents are in need of support, many elected officials give you lip service. Not Mike McCoy. He tells it like it is. He doesn’t sugarcoat. If he can help you, he gives his all, just like he is doing to help us residents who are fighting the proposed detox center at 362 Middlesex Ave. We all know we need it and support it, but this is the wrong location. Mike McCoy championed the special town meeting to make a change that is fair to all residents. I was also out there getting signatures in order for this town meeting to happen. In all, we, the Concerned Citizens of Wilmington, received just under 1,600 signatures. Mike McCoy on his own got 845 signatures. That’s amazing. This alone shows his dedication and love to Wilmington.
On a personal note, Mike was supposed to have his hip replaced in October 2017, but he delayed his surgery in order to help us. Once the special town meeting was over, as Michael was walking (limping) to his car, I noticed his wife helping him walk. I didn’t want to bother him. Just three days after the special town meeting on Dec. 16, 2017, Mike had his left hip replaced and I went to visit with him at the Winchester Hospital. When I left his room, I realized something; while I’ll be home celebrating the Christmas holidays and the New Year with my family, Mike will be recovering from surgery. He sacrificed his holidays and dealt with pain for months just to help our neighborhood and make our town a better place to live in. Today, he’s unstoppable, stronger than ever and a force to be reckoned with.
There is no better choice for state representative. My family and I are voting for Mike McCoy on Sept. 4.
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