Cambridge Civic Journal Forum

May 13, 2016

Rep. Tim Toomey Kicks Off Re-Election Campaign

Filed under: elections — Tags: , , — Robert Winters @ 10:02 am

Tim ToomeyState Representative Tim Toomey announced today that he has officially qualified for the Democratic Primary ballot on Thursday, September 8th for re-election to the 26th Middlesex District seat representing parts of Somerville & Cambridge. Toomey submitted nearly three times the required 150 certified signatures.

Rep. Toomey is hosting a Campaign Kick Off meeting at Atwood’s Tavern, 877 Cambridge St, Cambridge on Thursday, May 19th at 7 pm and has invited everyone interested in helping in the campaign to attend. Refreshments will be served.

“I’m grateful to all of the Somerville and Cambridge residents who have again placed their faith in me to serve as their State Representative,” said Toomey. “I’m very excited to be running this year and plan to continue to lead the way in our community for better public transit options, sustainable development, fair wages and equal pay for working families, and expanded affordable housing options.”

“I look forward to continuing my work at the State House because our neighborhoods deserve a progressive State Representative who also provides outstanding constituent services to the residents of Somerville and Cambridge,” said Toomey, a lifelong resident of the district.

During his time in office, Rep. Toomey has become a well-known progressive advocate and has consistently been a voice for progressive causes at the State House. In the past year, Toomey has been an outspoken leader for single payer health care, promoting solar energy and other renewable energy sources, instituting smart criminal justice reforms, and providing rental assistance programs to help struggling low income families and people with disabilities find long-term housing solutions. He has also worked to strengthen protections for survivors of domestic violence and rape, and has been a leading voice behind efforts to expand access to drug treatment and rein in the opioid crisis.

“A lot of important work is still ahead of us,” said Toomey. “I will continue to fight for passing the Fair Share Tax Amendment, making insurance coverage mandatory for a wider variety of contraceptives, passing the Equal Pay Act, adding protections for gender identity in public accommodations and increasing funding for low income and affordable housing.”

For more information about Representative Toomey’s re-election campaign, residents are encouraged to visit www.timtoomey.org or contact Tim’s Campaign Manager, Jefferson Smith, at (978) 376-2143.

March 20, 2014

Cambridge InsideOut Episodes 45 and 46 with Tim Toomey

Filed under: Cambridge,Cambridge InsideOut,City Council — Tags: , , , — Robert Winters @ 9:49 am

Cambridge InsideOut Episode 45 with Tim Toomey (Part 1). This episode broadcast on March 18, 2014 at 5:30pm. Susana Segat and Robert Winters are the hosts. Topics discussed were: (1) Tim’s role as senior member of the Cambridge City Council, (2) reflections on the years of the CCA and the dominant rent control issue, (3) middle-income housing and Inclusionary Zoning, (4) the status of the Sullivan Courthouse building, (5) changes in Kendall Square, (6) effect of projects never built – NASA, the Inner Belt, and the Kennedy Library, (7) Grand Junction possibilities, and (8) the importance of constituent services.

Cambridge InsideOut Episode 46 with Tim Toomey (Part 2). This episode broadcast on March 18, 2014 at 6:00pm. Susana Segat and Robert Winters are the hosts. Topics discussed were: (1) “Rule 10 Day” at the state legislature, (2) the status of the election reform bill, (3) upcoming initiative petitions, (4) medical marijuana dispensaries, (5) the Foundry and possible role of the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority, (6) possible changes to the PR Count, (7) MIT graduate student housing, and (8) Women’s History Month.

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