O’Brien Endorses Tolman for Massachusetts Attorney General
Sunday, May 11, 2014
O'Brien praised Tolman as a resource for consumers and cited his views on secure smart gun technology.
"Especially when people say taking on the NRA can't be done, I'm confident Warren Tolman will deliver to protect our communities and keep us safer," said O'Brien, the 2002 Massachusetts Democratic Gubernatorial nominee. "I spoke about the importance of smart gun technology during my 2002 gubernatorial campaign and we’re still trying to get it done 12 years later. Massachusetts can depend on Warren Tolman to stand up and fight so that smart gun technology is a reality in our Commonwealth."
"It's a great honor to receive the support of Shannon O'Brien, one of our state's top fiscal leaders and a true independent advocate for Massachusetts residents," Tolman said. "As Treasurer, Shannon brought strong oversight and leadership to protect Massachusetts taxpayers and turn around the Treasury. As Attorney General, I will bring the same commitment to fighting for our families, students, homeowners and retirees."
O'Brien, the state's first female treasurer (1999-2003), forced public disclosure of $2 billion in Big Dig cost overruns and uncovered $10 million in theft that occurred under her predecessor.
She said that Tolman will fight for Massachusetts consumers and step up to ensure that they have a resource.
"When he sees an injustice, Warren Tolman will run through walls to make things happen," said O'Brien. "That's how he beat Big Tobacco with his tobacco disclosure legislation. With Warren Tolman as Attorney General, we will get a tough, diligent Attorney General who will fight for every one of us."
Related Slideshow: Worcester Municipal Elections 2013: The Winners
The results are in. Joseph Petty retained his seat as Councilor-At-Large, and will remain Mayor of New England's second largest city. Let's take a look at the rest of the Worcester City Council following the completion of the Municipal Election.
Mayor & Councilor-At-Large
Joseph M. Petty
Votes Received: 8,133 (13.80%)
Councilor Toomey was elected to her fifth term, earning the second most At-Large votes. She has served as Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Public Works, which considers all matters pertaining to streets, water, sewers, sanitation, recycling, snow removal and the construction of public buildings.
Rick C. Rushton
Votes Received: 5,720 (9.71%)
Councilor Rushton will return for a fourth term in the city council. He ha served as Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Economic Development, he which considers all matters pertaining to economic development, neighborhood development, housing development, marketing, workforce development, zoning, planning and regulatory services functions of the City and energy.
District 1 Councilor
Tony J. Economou
Votes Received: 2,464 (59.64%)
District 2 Councilor
Philip P. Palmeiri
Votes Received: 1,119 (55.84%)
Councilor Palmeiri will return to his District 2 seat for a seventh term. He has served as Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Public Service & Transportation,which considers all matters pertaining to cable television and telecommunications, public transportation, street lighting, taxis and liveries.
District 3 Councilor
George J. Russell
Votes Received: 1,454 (100.00%)
Councilor Russell ran uncontested, allowing him to retain his District 3 seat for a second term. He has served as Chairperson of the Standing Committe on Rules & Legislative Affairs, which initiates and reviews proposals for amendments to the rules of the City Council and any other matters affecting or determining the conduct of the City Council meetings.
District 4 Councilor
Votes Received: 1,100 (100.00%)
Councilor Rivera ran uncontested, and will be serving her second term as District 4 Councilor. She has served as Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Youth, Parks & Recreation, which considers all matters involving youth, parks, playgrounds, recreation activities and Hope Cemetery.
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