To the editor:
I am very pleased to endorse Steve Owens for State Committee in the March 1 Democratic Party Primary election. For the past 8 years, Steve has ably served as Chair of the Watertown Democratic Town Committee and has greatly increased both the number of activities and citizen participation. Steve is the candidate for State Committee that has a proven track record of organizational leadership, supporting candidates, and engaging the voters.
As chair of a Town Committee, Steve ran successful Election Day operations with over a hundred volunteers in Watertown. We need Steve on the State Committee because he has the experience to spread those lessons across Massachusetts.
Over the past ten years, Steve has a proven record of doing the hard work on campaigns to support Democratic candidates for office up and down the ticket in Massachusetts – from Governor to State Representative to Town Council. We need Steve on the State Committee because he has the proven track record of getting Democrats elected at all levels of government.
Most importantly, Steve knows that the best candidates are elected when the public is well informed. Under Steve’s leadership, the Democratic Town Committee has hosted candidate forums for municipal, state, and federal candidates, and has brought elected officials to town to make sure they hear directly from Watertown residents. We need Steve on the State Committee because he understands that the voice of the people is the most important element in our democracy.
For the past decade, Steve has been on the ground and in the community supporting Democratic candidates. That’s the kind of person we want on the State Committee – someone who has proven themselves by doing the hard work of Democratic organizing over a sustained period of time.
I urge all Democratic voters in Watertown, Belmont, Allston, Brighton, Fenway, Back Bay and Boston’s South End to join me in voting for Steve Owens on Tuesday, March 1.
Vincent J. Piccirilli, Jr.
Vice President, Watertown Town Council
Member, Watertown Democratic Town Committee