Marjorie Decker to Seek Wolf Seat (Mar 22, 2012):
After speaking with State Representative Alice Wolf about her decision to not seek re-election this fall, I have decided to run for State Representative in the 25th Middlesex District. This district includes parts of neighborhoods encompassing West, North, Riverside and mid-Cambridge including the Aggasiz neighborhood. It is my honor and privilege to pursue the opportunity to represent the people of Cambridge in the Legislature.
No one can fill Alice’s shoes, but I assuredly share her values and those of the people of Cambridge. If elected, I will continue to work hard every day to live up to the standard of excellence in public service that she has set.
I look forward to the opportunity to continue my work on early childhood education, strengthening the economy to help create new jobs, expanding health care to make it more affordable, and working to expand a green legislative agenda that is rooted in the preservation of future generations to come. I look forward to talking with voters about the issues they deeply care about at the local and state level.
I want to thank Representative Wolf for her work on behalf of families across the Commonwealth and, most importantly, right here in Cambridge. It has been an honor to know and work with Alice since her days as the Mayor of Cambridge, when I was a student at CRLS, and later as her campaign manager and Legislative aide. Her tireless efforts and enduring optimism that we can and must do better for ourselves and each other have inspired and mentored me over the years.
I look forward to meeting with and listening to the concerns of Cambridge voters from across the 25th Middlesex District in the coming weeks and months. This is sure to be a spirited election year with so many important issues at stake. I hope to earn the opportunity to represent the values and ideals of the people of Cambridge on Beacon Hill.