If ever an institution needed an infusion of new blood it is the state Senate, where Democrats enjoy such a lopsided majority that they barely bother getting together to vote. Republicans have a chance to boost their ranks in this election but the need to do so isn’t just political. It’s in the public’s interest to restore the kind of balance that leads to the most productive lawmaking.
In the Plymouth and Barnstable district, where the departure of Senate President Therese Murray leaves an open seat. Vinny deMacedo, a longtime Republican state representative and as respected a public official as there could be, is the strongest choice.
DeMacedo, of Plymouth, has been a voice of fiscal sanity in the House and has an expert’s grasp on the state budget. And he commands respect in the district, particularly within the fishing industry. He’s the easy choice.
Read Full Article October 27, 2014 Source: Boston Herald