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State senate candidate addresses concerns of local seniors

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Southborough – Steven Levy, state senate candidate for the Middlesex and Worcester District, joined local seniors and other candidates in Southborough Sept. 3 for a candidates luncheon sponsored by the Southborough Senior Center. Levy took the opportunity to discuss his campaign and seniors' concerns about the local economy, energy prices and state spending.

"What I continue to hear as I go door-to-door across the district is what I've heard this morning from you and other members of the senior community here in Southborough, and that is our legislature is out of touch," Levy said at the event.

As the past president and treasurer of the Friends of Marlborough Seniors and a two-term Marlborough city councilor, Levy drew upon his experience of working with seniors to discuss their concerns.

"We need real solutions to the problem of rising property taxes," Levy said. "For too long our state has failed our cities and towns when it comes to restoring local aid and many people on fixed incomes, like our seniors, are being forced from their homes because of Beacon Hill's indifference."

Levy talked about the work he has done in Marlborough to eliminate wasteful spending and control taxes, the passage of a local law he initiated to protect children and seniors from sex offenders, his efforts to freeze property taxes for Marlborough seniors, and some of his plans when he is elected senator.

"Over the years I've had the great opportunity to serve our local seniors in Marlborough," Levy said. "I know their concerns, just as I know the concerns of the people across this district. I've learned first-hand from going door-to-door in towns like Southborough and Hudson just what the people want from their state senator, and I'm prepared to deliver for them if elected in November."

The Middlesex and Worcester District includes Marlborough, Hudson, Southborough, Westborough, Acton, Ayer, Boxborough, Harvard, Littleton, Maynard, Shirley, Stow, and parts of Northborough and Sudbury.

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