State Rep. Dave Robertson To Donate Raise To Local Charities; Voted Against His Democratic Leadership Nearly 10% Of The Time

WILMINGTON, MA — As he begins his second term in office, State Rep. Dave Robertson, who represents much of Wilmington and Tewksbury, announced he would be donating his recent pay raise to the Wilmington and Tewksbury Food Pantries.

State legislators recently gave themselves a 6.46% raise for 2021, increasing their base salaries from $66,257 to $70,536. Office expense accounts were also increased by 4.89%.

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According to the most recent Beacon Hill Roll Call, Robertson voted with his party leadership 91.5% of the time during the 2020 legislative session. Compared with his 124 Democratic colleagues, Robertson is ranked #5 as most likely to buck his party, behind only Representatives Angelo Scaccio (85.1%), Colleen Garry (86.8%), Mike Connolly (90.7%), and John Rogers (91.3%).

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Robertson recently touted the inclusion of several items in the state’s most recent bond bill that directly impact Wilmington and Tewksbury, including earmarks for improvements to Route 38 — $350,000 for the Route 38 corridor from Burlington Avenue to Silver Lake in Wilmington, and $400,000 for the Route 38 corridor from Colonial Drive to Shawsheen Street and $500,000 for the Pleasant Street/Main Street intersection. Additionally, $500,000 is in the bill to “expedite the repair and acceptance of unaccepted ways” in Wilmington.

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