Cambridge Civic Journal Forum

March 21, 2012

Alice Wolf will not seek reelection in 2012

Filed under: 2012 election,elections — Tags: — Robert Winters @ 9:50 pm

This just in from Rep. Alice Wolf (Wed, Mar 21, 2012):

Dear Friend,

I want to let you know, personally, before you hear it through the grapevine that I will announce tomorrow that I am not running for reelection in November. I thank you for your support, friendship, interest in the community and political action over the years.

While I don’t, yet, have specific plans for my next venture, I know it will involve continuing to advance the progressive causes and values that have been the hallmark of my career and our work together.

While I’m making those plans, I won’t drop the ball in the House. My term continues until the end of the year and I plan to continue to work on my current legislative agenda and to represent my constituents as vigorously as I have for the past 16 years.

In those years in the House, I have been the leader on many issues, such as:

Creating the Department of Early Education and Care – to work toward universal access to high quality programs for all young children – especially those at risk.

Creating the special education circuit breaker to assist school systems by providing funds for programs for kids with substantial special needs.

Making gay marriage a reality in Massachusetts, continuing many years of advocacy for civil rights and for the GLBT community.

Passing legislation to keep homes in expiring use housing affordable – a 14-years effort. The first homes saved under this law are in a building at the corner of University Road and Mt. Auburn Street in Cambridge – a project just recently completed.

Thank you for your part in enabling me to serve. I hope you feel I have represented you well. I look forward to continuing our work together to strive to make Cambridge and all of Massachusetts a fair, humane, sustainable place to live.

Sincerely yours,

Alice

1 Comment

  1. Alice, You will be sorely missed. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for all that you have done for legal services clients and for labor.
    With admiration, affection, and appreciation,
    Monica Halas, GBLS/UAW 2320

    Comment by Monica Halas — March 22, 2012 @ 12:37 pm

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