To the Editor:
As we approach Election Day, I want to express my gratitude for the outpouring of support you have shown for my candidacy to be your next State Representative.
For ten years, I have had the privilege of serving these communities as Representative Naughton’s Budget and Legislative Director. The experience I gained was more than just learning the ins and outs of government. It’s about ensuring that the policies, legislation and budgets that are passed on Beacon Hill will translate to excellent public schools, good jobs, sound infrastructure and a clean environment for our community and meeting our local needs, such as funding for Lincoln Street Elementary School. I’ve centered my professional life around fighting for our towns to help enhance the quality of life for residents.
I want to continue to serve our towns; this community is my home. My great-grandparents immigrated from Ireland and settled in Clinton. My grandparents, Joe and Kathy Prendergast and John and Mary Kilcoyne, lived there their whole lives. My parents, John and Mary Ellen Kilcoyne, settled in Sterling where I was raised and attended Wachusett Regional Schools. Now, I live in Northborough, where I was welcomed with open arms. I’m proud to have been born and raised here and I am running because I want to be part of our community’s future.
On November 3rd, the 12th Worcester District will make history by sending a woman to the State House for the first time—a humbling reminder of the progress we have made, and the work we must continue to do.
Representative Naughton has done incredible work for our towns. With a decade of advocacy and legislative experience, and a lifetime spent living in and getting to know the people of the 12th Worcester District, I am confident I have the experience, and skillset to go to Boston to fight for us on day one.