Please find below a link to Jeff Perry’s farewell speech on the floor of the House of Representatives:
Many times during the last eight years at the State House, there have been many frustrating times as our State Government is in need of much improvement before it honors your tax dollars. From fighting for local aid for our schools and public safety needs, to taking on the Beacon Hill power brokers regarding health care costs and illegal immigration, Beacon Hill politics has not often aligned with my views. This being said, I am proud that every local bill presented on behalf of the four towns I represent has become law. I am also proud that with your support, I often challenged those in power in an effort to make our government more ethical and open.
Although we lost an election for Congress, what my wife and I gained in friendship and support from so many great folks is immeasurable. Earlier this year when I decided to run for Congress, I pledged that I would run a clean, positive and issues-based campaign. Despite the tone that others took in the race, I remained true to this promise. Of course I am disappointed with the outcome, but not in our effort. Our campaign was supported by over 4,400 individual donors and hundreds of volunteers. While we did very well on Cape Cod and in most of Plymouth County, at the end of the day, the Democratic strength in Quincy and Weymouth could not be overcome.
Moving into a new term starting in January, I have complete confidence that Randy Hunt, who will be our next State Representative, will do a terrific job at bringing our collective voice to Boston. Randy Hunt and I have been meeting to ensure a seamless transition in the operation of the District Office and delivery of constituent services. As a side note, the District Office telephone number of 508-888-2158 and location of 93 Route 6A, Sandwich will remain the same when Representative Hunt takes office on January 5th.
If you need to reach me, please see my information below:
Telephone – (508) 888-3094
E-mail – ElectJeffPerry@aol.com
Address: 7 Burning Tree Lane, East Sandwich, MA 02537
The most frequent question asked of me since November 2nd is whether or not I will be a candidate for some office again the future. While none of us can (or should) predict the future, I am leaving the door open should an opportunity arise to serve the great people of our region again. If you wish to keep in touch, my website www.ElectJeffPerry.com has been reconfigured with updates on the next chapter in my life.