East Boston voters have been to the polls often in the past two years, beginning with the exciting election won by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. The excitement continued in 2014 with other elections, highlighted by the race for Governor as Charlie Baker defeated Martha Coakley to take the corner office.
Baker selected State Rep. Carlo Basile as his chief secretary and Basile accepted the position, thus leaving a vacant state representative seat in East Boston.
Adrian Madaro won a hard-fought primary election on the Democratic side and Joanne T. Pomodoro entered the race as an Independent candidate, both with the hope of being Basile’s successor.
This Tuesday, March 31, East Boston residents will decide whom will represent their neighborhood in the State House through January, 2017. It is an important election – as all elections are – because excellent legislators – such as Basile and our state senator, Anthony Petruccelli – make positive impacts on our neighborhood and our state.
East Boston now has the privilege and responsibility of choosing whom will succeed Basile and join Sen. Petruccelli in fighting for our interests and our issues.
Both Adrian Madaro and Joanne T. Pomodoro are lifelong residents of East Boston. They have run spirited campaigns and have stressed the positive in their messages to the voters.
We urge East Boston residents to participate in the election Tuesday and grant one of these two fine individuals the honor and prestige of serving in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
Please get out and vote.