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Massachusetts House 9th Middlesex

The Massachusetts House of Representatives is comprised of 160 members, each representing a district of approximately 40,000 people and each elected for a two-year term. As required by the Massachusetts Constitution, the House meets year-round in either formal or informal session to consider legislation. The Massachusetts House is led by the Speaker of the House who is elected by the members of the body at the beginning of each two-year legislative session. Base salary for each representative is approximately $66,256.

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    Thomas M. Stanley
    (Dem)

Biographical Information

State your relevant background.

What are your top two legislative priorities for the next session, and why?

Coping with COVID-19 has resulted in decreased state revenues and increased expenses in unexpected areas. Name two specific steps the state should take to balance the budget.

What specific initiatives would you support to address housing inequality in Massachusetts?

What steps would you take to ensure the future of public transportation and how would you fund these?

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Campaign Phone (617) 529-4279
Twitter @RepStanley
Campaign Email Tom@tomstanley.org
State Representative 20 years: 9th Middlesex Committees: Ways and Means, Financial Services, Post Audit & Oversight, Municipalities Waltham City Council 20 years.

Extensive Community Service.

Bentley University graduate and Suffolk University’s Master of Public Administration Program. Over the last two decades I have been involved with every state and local government crises we have faced. I will use that experience to help Waltham and Lincoln navigate through this new pandemic world.
Strengthening Massachusetts’ initiatives to increase food access, including emergency food distribution. It is critical that we expand and strengthen our food security infrastructure to ensure that Massachusetts families continue to have access to fresh, local food. Environmentally, the rapid elimination of greenhouse gas emissions from all sources is a top priority. We must rebuild our economy on an environmentally sustainable basis; prioritizing the needs of those most impacted by past dis
The Covid-19 health and economic crisis has created unprecedented financial shortfalls in expected state revenues. Estimates range from a $6 -$8 billion deficit as a result of actions taken to protect the lives of local residents.

At a minimum, local aid and public education should be level funded for FY 2021. Mass must insist that Congress provides fiscal relief for state and local governments. Also, new revenues must be pursued such as sports betting and closing corporate tax loopholes.
Solving housing inequality must be a multi-pronged initiative that allows a municipality to pass by a simple majority vote certain zoning changes to advance housing production and smart growth, such as affordable and mixed-use housing around public transit.

Incentivize private builders to create affordable housing and encourage more towns to produce adequate local housing. Promote climate-friendly development and support age-friendly, walkable neighborhoods.
Ensuring the future of public transportation requires proper funding. I have voted to modestly increase the gas tax to fund improvements such as electrifying rail lines, modernizing environmentally friendly public transportation vehicles, dedicated bus lanes, satellite parking, creation of bike paths and capital infrastructure modernization. TCI implementation is also a priority in order to ensure long term healthy alternatives for transportation.