October 21, 2013

Susannah Lee Announces Candidacy


CONTACT: Melissa Eaton (774)364-2497 lee4rep@gmail.com

Susannah Whipps Lee proudly announces her candidacy for State Representative of the Second Franklin District.  "With the support of my husband, family, and many members of my community, I have decided to run again." Lee said. "I grew up here. My family has built a business here. My ancestors are from here and I plan to spend my life in the beautiful North Quabbin Region.”

Community service is a core value of Mrs. Lee. She has been a selectman for seven years. She is a charter member and past president of the Friends of the Athol Council on Aging, president of Athol Historical Society for the past ten years and has volunteered her time to many town committees. She is also a local business owner. “We've never seen a time when there was more economic need and so little effective economic leadership from our state legislature. The incumbent has not made a positive impact on the economic environment in the Second Franklin District. On the other hand, I am a proven jobs creator, innovator, and public servant with a consistent history of improving the community that I serve. The people of Second Franklin can rest assured that I'll bring with me all the drive, hard work and commitment to my job as a State Representative that I have every day to Whipps, Inc. and to my community.”

“Representatives need to hear from their constituents and vote according to the wishes of those they represent. I believe that every increase in taxes should be debated and discussed. I am wholeheartedly opposed to the recent gas tax which was voted to automatically increase with inflation without future debate.” Lee continues, “This tax hurts the working people, especially those in this district who have no access to public transportation.” “The standard response when criticizing the transportation bill is that money is needed for infrastructure. The voters need to know that Massachusetts is in the top ten of all US states for cost per mile of road and the bottom ten for the performance of its roads. In some cases we are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars more per mile than other states. This is unacceptable. We need to look into this and ensure that our hard-earned tax dollars are being used in the most efficient and effective manner.”

"I look forward to waging a spirited, issues based campaign that will show voters in the district how their lives will be better off with a representative that knows how to increase private sector employment, rather than the incumbent, who seems to only know how to increase taxation. We need an honest, principled representative who will work for the people of the Second Franklin District instead of representing special interests on Beacon Hill or self-interests.” 

If you would like to be part of “Team Susie” please email lee4rep@gmail.com. Our growing team is made up of people of all ages, from all walks of life, who want to make positive contributions to their community. Please join us! Donations may be sent to Lee Committee, P.O. Box 392 Athol, MA 01331. More information is available at lee4rep.com.



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