Sen. Eldridge kicks off re-election campaign in Hudson

State Senator Jamie Eldridge Kicks Off Re-election Campaign

Hudson – Joined by State Treasurer Steve Grossman and State Representative Kate Hogan, State Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) officially kicked-off his re-election campaign Wednesday night at the Hudson Portuguese Club . Eldridge highlighted his leadership on increasing local aid for the Middlesex & Worcester district, ensuring government transparency, standing up to corporate power, and creating jobs.

“As your State Senator, I’ve worked to make our government more transparent and accountable to the people of the Commonwealth and to grow our economy in a way that is sustainable and helps improve the quality of life for all of my constituents. We’ve made great progress, and I’m running for re-election to continue that work,” said Eldridge.

“I’ve focused on creating jobs in every sector of the economy. Companies continue to come to our region because of a great quality of life, a well-educated workforce, and improving infrastructure. We need to continue to make the necessary investments in our communities and our schools to attract and keep these companies here, while making sure that the economic recovery benefits everyone, not just a select few,” Eldridge continued.

“We’ve also made substantial progress in increasing the transparency of our state budget process over the past few years, building off of tax credit and budget transparency legislation I led the fight in the Senate to pass. In the next session, I’ll continue that work to make sure we have a clear picture of which tax credits are working, and which are not, so we can make sure the people of Massachusetts are getting the best possible return on their investments.”

Grossman praised Eldridge for his ongoing work on legislation to establish financial literacy education in schools. “What would it mean for our students if they could grow up learning in schools about credit cards, credit scores, and how to protect against predatory lenders?” Grossman noted that Eldridge is the first and only “Clean Elections” candidate elected to public office in Massachusetts history and stressed Eldridge’s ongoing work to limit the influence of money in politics and oppose the Citizens United Supreme Court decision.

Grossman also praised Eldridge’s work on building and improving new schools through a partnership with the Massachusetts School Building Authority. “The number one thing that Jamie Eldridge is committed to improving is our public schools. It’s about quality of life. It’s about increasing local aid. It’s about more Chapter 70 funding for our schools.”

Eldridge’s accomplishments in the Senate include leading the successful fight to increase transparency in corporate tax credits and public spending, championing and passing an amendment to limit the revolving door between the legislators and the casino industry, and securing funding for investments in transportation and water infrastructure.

Eldridge pledged to run a strong grassroots campaign to connect directly to residents in all fourteen cities & towns of the Middlesex & Worcester district. Eldridge and supporters have already begun canvassing door-to-door in the district and plan to continue the active outreach.

“I look forward to the campaign, both for the opportunity to share the work I’ve been doing on behalf of my constituents, but also to listen to their concerns and suggestions for the future.”

For more information on Jamie’s campaign, please visit his website at www.JamieEldridge.com, or contact his campaign office at Jamie@JamieEldridge.com or 978-429-8736, or visit the office at 130 Main Street, Acton.

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