WILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Apple offered each State Rep. candidate an opportunity to issue a “closing argument” to the voters. Below is the closing argument provided by Mike McCoy (D-Wilmington):
My name is Michael McCoy and I am a candidate for State Representative for the towns of Tewksbury and Wilmington. I am 59 years old and I’ve lived in Wilmington for my whole life. Upon graduation in 1977 from the Wilmington High School, I went to college where I received three college degrees, one of them being a masters degree in criminal justice. I am educationally qualified for the post I seek.
In 1984, I opened up a restaurant known as Michael’s Place. I sold it 31 years later in 2015. As a business owner, I never forgot my community. I did my best to give back to the various local clubs and organizations. Over the years, we donated over 3000 pizzas to the Wilmington Food Pantry. We gave continuously to seniors, youth organizations and all churches. I have donated literally tens of thousands of dollars and I was happy to do so.
I have been happily married for 27 years to a former Tewksbury girl named Danielle. We raised our three children here in Wilmington
I am a member of the Sons of Italy, a member of the Tewksbury-Wilmington Elks and where I volunteer every Tuesday night helping out with Bingo.
I have served my town of Wilmington for 31 years and 28 years as a currently-elected selectman.
For over 30 years I have used one principle to guide my decisions; As a community leader, I answer to you! As your state representative, I will continue to work tirelessly and advocate for the needs of Tewksbury and Wilmington. Your concerns will drive my agenda on Beacon Hill—Not political insiders, not lobbyists, not any other special interest.
As a J.F.K. democrat, I am a fiscal conservative. I always have and always will vote the person and the issue, not the party.
As your state representative, I pledge to:
- Work with the Attorney General’s office to explore legislative options to stop unwanted robo-calls and telemarketing calls and impose harsh penalties for those convicted of scamming senior citizens.
- Seek legislative counter measures for overdevelopment of our rapidly vanishing suburbs.
- Oppose making Massachusetts a sanctuary state.
- Advocate for the death penalty in crimes resulting in the death of our first responders and Massachusetts citizens.
- Will vote against all additional pay raises for state representatives.
For the past 28 years, I have funded my own campaigns as Wilmington Selectman and will do the same as a state representative. Unlike my opponents, I accept no financial contributions from anyone and accept no endorsements from politicians, developers or especially from the “who’s who” of Tewksbury and Wilmington. These contributions always come with I.O.U.’s. The only endorsement I want on election day is yours, the Tewksbury and Wilmington voters because that is the only true endorsement that counts.
Tewksbury and Wilmington Families first; Tewksbury and Wilmington neighborhoods forever.
Candidate for State Representative
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