STATE REP RACE QA Erika Johnson Explains Why Shes Running Describes Her


first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Apple is asking weekly questions to the seven candidates running in contested primaries for the Wilmington/Tewksbury State Representative seat (19th Middlesex).Below, in her own words, are the responses to this week’s questions from candidate Erika Johnson (D-Wilmington).#1) Why do you want to be our State Representative? (submitted by Mary Kiesinger of Wilmington)I want to be the 19th Middlesex District’s State Representative because I believe it is time for a new, innovative, progressive voice in the legislature. I grew up in Wilmington and am so grateful for all the opportunities I had growing up here. With that said, I want to give back to the communities that gave me so much. I will be an outspoken advocate for our communities, I will protect and ensure quality public education for future generations of Wilmington and Tewksbury Students and make Route 38, the heart of our district, a hotbed for economic development by working on traffic issues, safety and the condition of the road.I will work hard on issues most important to constituents and make all decisions with current and future generations in mind.#2) Do you consider yourself a liberal, conservative or moderate? Please describe your political ideology. (submitted by Danielle Driscoll of Tewksbury)I would consider myself a liberal in political ideology. I believe:Equal opportunity and Equality for all races, religions, social classes, sexual orientation, gender identity etc.Quality public educationHealthcare is a human rightMinimum Wage should be a fair, living wageTaking care and protecting society’s most vulnerableA woman has a right to her own body(NOTE: Do you have a question for the candidates? Email and it may be asked in a future Q&A or in a debate.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: Voting Records Show Prinzivalli Voted Only Once Before Launching Candidacy; Campaign DisputesIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Tewksbury Republican Committee Attack Robertson Over Wilmington Democratic Committee Chair’s StatementIn “Government”DEBATE HIGHLIGHT: Most Democratic Candidates Not Ready To Pledge To Support Their Party’s Nominee In General ElectionIn “Government”last_img

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