Dudley. Registered Democrats turned out last Thursday night to re-establish a Democratic Town Committee and to meet state representative candidate Kathleen Walker (D-Charlton).
Jerry Jeffrey of Mason Road took the lead to re-organize the committee and was elected as the town committee’s Chair. Adelina Healy was elected Secretary and Nicholas Trifone was nominated and elected for the office of Treasurer.
After business was concluded, Chairman Jeffrey introduced Kathleen Walker, candidate for state representative in the 6th Worcester district that will include all but one precinct in the town of Charlton, all of Dudley and Southbridge and one precinct in Spencer. Walker, a resident of Charlton who currently serves as the Vice Chairman on the town’s Board of Selectmen, spoke of how she is always warmly welcomed in Dudley and how she has visited the town’s Senior Center, Library and Transfer Station and is impressed at how hard the town has been working to provide great services to its residents.
Dudley Democrats spoke with the candidate about the town’s fiscal constraints, about services for senior citizens and about preservation issues and of trying to hold onto the character of the town. Walker identified the need for a grant writer to help identify and secure supplemental funds for capital projects in the district. She also spoke of the need for Beacon Hill to pay more attention to Central Massachusetts as something that she would work hard to change when she is elected.
Walker also shared her deep commitment to the preservation of our historic buildings by describing her work to save the Union School on the common in Burlington, Massachusetts where she once lived and of her pride in the expansion of Charlton’s library that added on to the existing beautiful structure that is so much an icon of the community.
The next meeting of the Democratic Town Committee will be Thursday, June 7 at 7 p.m. at the Dudley Municipal Center. For more information, contact Jerry Jeffrey, Chair at 508-943-1834.
- Wednesday, 09 May 2012
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