Tuesday, November 6, 2012
State Representative James Arciero defeated Westford selectman Val Wormell by nearly 7,000 to earn his third term on Beacon Hill.
James Arciero has defeated challenger Val Wormell by a margin of almost 7,000 votes, a margin substantially larger than his first victory four years ago. Arciero (D-Westford) earned his third victory in the Second Middlesex House District, following a win over Littleton Republican Paul Avella in 2008 and an uncontested race in 2010. "Just to fight to increase local and fight for every last dollar communities deserve, we had successes in 2012 and we're not where we want to be, but we're heading in the right direction.," said Arciero, who said that Wormell ran a spirited campaign in his victory speech. "We continue to buck the trend better than most districts in the Commonwealth and also I think there's more room for reform in …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The two candidates shared their views on issues ranging from the bottle bill to higher education funding.
Here's a question by question recap overview of what State Representative Jim Arciero (D-Westford) and Selectman Val Wormell (R-Westford) said during their debate at Nashoba Valley Technical High School on Wednesday night. What Would Be Your #1 Priority If Elected? Wormell – Increasing local aid to towns, particularly in terms of getting funds for special education funding mandates. Arciero – Fighting to get every last dollar for towns, continuing reforms that have brought savings to towns in the district like municipal healthcare reform, which brought approximately $250,000 in savings to Littleton and Westford and approximately $1 million in savings to Chelmsford. What Are The Key Priorities When It Comes to Local Environmental Issues …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Both competitors for the Middlesex Second House District seat gave their stump speeches at events earlier this month.
Election Day is only about a month away, and the race is heating up between Selectman Val Wormell (R-Westford) and State Representative James Arciero (D-Westford) to see who will represent Littleton, Westford and precincts 5,7 and 8 of Chelmsford on Beacon Hill. Here are videos of the two candidates from speeches they made in Westford earlier this month. Editor's Note: We could not confirm with the Wormell campaign which of Arciero's votes Wormell was mentioning in her speech. We believe it was Roll Call #281, an amendment to tie MBTA funding to Chapter 90 Local Aid funding that was defeated, shortly before the original bill (H. 4161) was passed.
Friday, July 20, 2012
The following is a letter to the editor.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Dear Editor, I would like to announce my candidacy for State Representative for the 2nd Middlesex District. The 2nd Middlesex District includes Littleton and Westford, where I live, and Precincts 3, 5 and 7 in Chelmsford. My decision to run is based upon an on-going dialogue with residents and business owners. All are worried and desperate for economic relief and stability, and urged me to run. My top priority will be the economy. Addressing the state’s economy requires a disciplined approach to taxes, state spending practices and job creation. Local property and state taxes need to remain low to attract large employers. The state is not helping with promises of grants for economic development. The concepts are slow to develop, …