The residents of the 19th Middlesex district find ourselves in a unique position: this November, a Democratic nominee will appear on the ballot for the first time in decades not named James Miceli.
The impact that Rep. Miceli had on our communities cannot be overstated. While most of us disagreed with him on certain issues, one thing cannot be debated, and that is his love for and dedication to our district. Jim was unrivaled amongst his colleagues for his tenacity in advocating for, and advancing the causes of the 19th Middlesex.
I had the good fortune to know Rep. Miceli, both as a colleague and as a constituent. I worked in the State House for a number or years for former Rep. Charley Murphy, and worked alongside Jim and his staff a number of times on various Wilmington issues, ranging from the construction of the new High School, to celebrating local students and sports teams. Jim’s commitment to helping his constituents was unparalleled, and he demanded the same from his staff. I also got to know Jim well after moving to Wilmington and being active in the Democratic Town Committee. We didn’t always see eye to eye, but we could disagree respectfully, and I know he always did what he thought was best for our district. I have always appreciated that approach in my representatives, and it is something I look for when deciding who to support.
Right now, we have the awesome responsibility of electing our first new State Representative in 40 years. We are lucky to have a number or great candidates with unique skill sets seeking the nomination. While no one can be Jim Miceli, there is one candidate with the experience, the temperament, the tenacity, and the commitment to constituent services to follow in his footsteps: David Robertson.
I’ve known David for 10 years, and watched him work side by side with Rep Miceli that entire time. When David informed me that he would be running to represent us, I immediately signed on to help. Having worked for the Legislature, I know that we need someone who will advocate fiercely for us, but also understands how to navigate the legislative process.
I encourage you to visit his website at http://www.RobertsonForRep.com to learn more about his campaign. David is the clear choice to represent our district, and I hope you will join me in casting a ballot for him in the primary on September 4th.
NOTE: All letters regarding the September 4 election must be submitted no later than Thursday, August 30, 11:59pm.
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