BOSTON, MA - Plymouth business owner and veteran Jesse Brown is the first Republican to qualify for the ballot after submitting the required number of certified signatures with the Secretary of the Commonwealth's office in Boston yesterday afternoon.
“We just left the election office, and I am proud to announce that we are the first Republican on the ballot for the Plymouth and Barnstable Senate seat. I want to thank everyone who signed the paperwork and helped us get here,” Brown said.
Brown, a 20 year resident of Plymouth and lifelong resident of Southeastern Massachusetts, said to a large crowd at his Plymouth kickoff on Wednesday night that he is running for State Senate, “because I love to serve people and see them succeed in life. If elected State Senator, it will allow me a greater platform to maximize the amount of people I can serve.”
Brown continued to explain how the state legislature passes laws that not only tells people what to do, but how to do it. “They don’t seem to believe in the people or town government.... Their policies are making it more and more expensive for our seniors, families, young adults, and for everyone in between. Taxes are high, affordable housing is almost nonexistent, and our infrastructure in many areas are crumbling. I will work to reverse this trend and make our district an affordable place and a thriving, supportive, and involved community.”
The Plymouth and Barnstable District race is a special election to succeed former Senator Viriato “Vinny” deMacedo. The district encompasses the towns of Kingston, Pembroke and Plymouth in Plymouth County and Bourne, Falmouth, and Sandwich in Barnstable County.
The Plymouth and Barnstable District Special Election Primary will be held on Tuesday March 3, 2020 - the same day as the Massachusetts Presidential Primary. The Special General Election will be held on Tuesday March 31, 2020.