This is part of a series of brief interviews with our endorsed candidates by YDMA’s Mina Pollmann.
Candidate: Tom Merolli
District: Worcester & Norfolk
How You Can Help Out: Sign up to volunteer at http://www.tom4ma.com/events/.
(1) What is the issue you have learned the most about by talking directly to voters as part of the campaigning process?
(2) What gets you excited to wake up in the morning and spend the day campaigning?
Seeing all the volunteers who have put so much time and energy into this campaign and who are looking to improve things for this district. This is more than just a political campaign. It has become a movement, and we have seen people from every walk of life join in. I am truly humbled by the support I’ve received for this people-powered grassroots effort.
(3) As you get to know your district better by campaigning in it, what do you love about your district that you want the rest of Massachusetts to know about?
So much history has happened here! Uxbridge was the home of the first woman voter, Oxford was the birthplace of Clara Barton, America’s first woman soldier enlisted in Bellingham, Mendon published a series of resolves at a town meeting that would later become the Declaration of Independence, Hopedale was a hotbed of abolitionist thought, and the list goes on!