Allison is running for State Representative for the 2nd Hampden House District because she believes the people of Longmeadow, East Longmeadow, Monson and Hampden deserve better - Better Action, Better Accountability and Better Results from our elected officials.
We deserve to have our interests represented at the Statehouse with passion, skill and purpose. She believes that our elected officeholders must be responsive and accountable to their constituents every single day—that there is no greater honor than being trusted with a person's vote to represent them as a public servant.
Allison will focus on the following key issues:
• SMARTER STATE SPENDING: We don't need higher taxes, we need better accountability on how our tax dollars are spent. We cannot continue to tax our way out of Beacon Hill's spending problems.
• STRONGER AND HEALTHIER FAMILIES: Working families are the very heart of our communities. Allison believes the Commonwealth can do better for our families with more thoughtful approaches to paid family leave, workforce training and healthcare spending, as well as a more effective response to the opiate crisis that continues to tear families apart.
• A FAIRER SHAKE FOR WESTERN MASS: We must have better representation for Western Mass. For example, we stand on the cusp of a once-in-a-lifetime economic opportunity in MGM Springfield, with $100M in anticipated annual tax revenue. We simply can't afford to let our towns and our entire region miss out on realizing real and lasting benefits. This money should support the communities most affected by gaming - our communities here in Western Mass. Allison will lead this effort.
• NEW ENERGY AND NEW THINKING: Allison is a proven leader who knows that party-line politics and photo ops don't get results. She will bring new energy and insight to the office, and go to work every single day with a drive and a commitment to create real positive change for her constituents.
Public service is a difficult full-time job and responsibility, and it needs to be performed with drive, skill and integrity. As a region we must play a strong role in holding Boston accountable and making state government work better for Western Mass. The people of Longmeadow, East Longmeadow, Hampden and Monson play an outsize role in the culture, health and economy of our region. It's time we get the strong representation we deserve. It's time for a change. It's time to elect Allison Werder.