This is part of a series of brief interviews with our endorsed candidates by YDMA’s Mina Pollmann.
Candidate: Tram Nguyen
District: 18th Essex (House)
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(1) What is the issue you have learned the most about by talking directly to voters as part of the campaigning process?
Voters are looking for elected officials who are available and accessible to constituents and willing to work with them to address issues that matter most to our communities — health care, education, infrastructure, local aid, public safety, environmental protection, and more. They are tired of false promises, and they want a representative who can deliver real results.
(2) What gets you excited to wake up in the morning and spend the day campaigning?
People are excited to get behind a state representative who is committed to fighting for justice and equal rights and advocating for opportunities for all. Their excitement and encouragement help me stay excited and motivated to campaign even harder.
(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?
For weeks now, thousands in our communities have struggled in the aftermath of the Columbia Gas explosions. Some of our neighbors lost everything, one young man lost his life, and many are still unable to cook, shower, or heat their homes as temperatures begin to drop. However, in the midst of the terrible tragedy, I have seen how our community came together to provide necessities, shelter, and assistance to our neighbors and friends. That is the strength of this district.