REGION — Hannah Kane, a Republican who’s looking for her fifth time period as state consultant for Worcester’s eleventh District, is operating in opposition to Democrat Stephen Fishman, an environmental activist operating for workplace for the primary time.
The district contains Shrewsbury and Westborough Ward 4.
The nationwide election will happen on November 8.
Democrat: Stephen Fishman
Fishman and his household moved to Shrewsbury from Turners Falls in western Massachusetts, the place he owned a Domino’s Pizza franchise.
“The selection was to work 110 hours per week or see the youngsters. My spouse stated, ‘Let’s discover a home the place we are able to dwell on one wage,’” he stated. “We discovered a house in Shrewsbury, and it turned out to be an amazing transfer.”
When his twin sons grew up, Fishman started attending Democratic City Committee conferences and he was chosen to be a delegate to the 2016 Democratic State Conference.
In 2017, he helped set up a neighborhood group to cease the West Boylston Lateral Pipeline Venture together with Sustainable Westborough, the Sierra Membership, the Massachusetts Audubon Society and native City Assembly members.
It was round this time that he met Kane, “and I discovered that I disagreed with Kane on the problems,” he stated.
Fishman had began a consulting enterprise for the hospitality business, “however COVID wiped it out,” he stated.
“So I had time to consider operating in opposition to Kane and I made a decision to do it,” he stated. “I’m glad to step up a gear. »
Fishman stated the marketing campaign has been attention-grabbing to this point.
“Once I knock on doorways, I discover that nationwide issues have turn into native issues. It is much more essential to face up for girls’s rights, staff’ rights, the setting — the Supreme Courtroom has despatched too many issues again to the states,” he stated.
“Talking of the large image, water high quality and water provide, I worry that extra communities will wish to entry the Quabbin Reservoir. Given the latest extreme drought and local weather change, we want to consider the long run.
“A giant downside for Shrewsbury is attempting to get to Assabet. We have now to seek out one other solution to [access] technical training. We have to develop on-line training. Everybody deserves the training that fits them greatest.
For info, go to https://stephenfishman.org/.
Republican: Hannah Kane
Kane has been a resident of Shrewsbury for 25 years. She and her husband dwell on the Pease Tavern, which dates again to 1751. They’ve three youngsters – Madison, a senior at Loyola College, Caitlin, who attends Endicott School in Beverly, and Patrick, who attends St. John’s Highschool.
Kane has been lively in the neighborhood. Regionally, she is a member of the city meeting, chair of the Shrewsbury Public Colleges Basis, host of a charity golf match in help of Shrewsbury Youth and Household Providers and a member of the central Massachusetts opioids.
In Beacon Hill, she sits on a number of committees; she is at present a minority Home member on the Joint Committee on Well being Care Funding and the Joint Committee on Public Well being; co-founder and co-chair of the Meals System Legislative Caucus; member of the Governor’s Process Pressure on Meals Safety, State Director of the Nationwide Ladies in Authorities Basis, and Board Member of the Massachusetts Caucus of Ladies Legislators.
She additionally helped type the Uncommon Illnesses Advisory Council, which is operational.
She stated she was operating for workplace as a result of “civil service may be very ingrained in me.”
His most important considerations inside the district embody meals insecurity, public well being and training.
“I’m involved in regards to the enhance in meals insecurity,” she stated. “I labored on politics and funding. I strive to focus on all ranges.
“We have now an ineffective and inefficient native public well being system. The individuals who work there are nice, however we’re the one state within the nation that comes shut [health care] metropolis by metropolis,” she added.
Kane stated there ought to be extra entry to vocational technical training and that the particular training circuit breaker ought to function on the state degree, not on the native degree.
For info, go to http://www.rephannahkane.com/.