Vote KEIKO ORRALL, 12th Bristol State Rep. – SPECIAL ELECTION is TODAY – Tuesday, September 20

(If you don’t live in the district call your friends who do. – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno)

If you are registered to vote within the 12th Bristol district, please get out & vote – and please cast your vote for Keiko Orrall of Lakeville!

Keiko Orrall is in this race for YOUR interests, not the special interests.

You can learn more about Keiko on Facebook or via her website

The 12th Bristol district is comprised of Precinct 3 in Freetown; Precincts 2 and 3 in Lakeville; Precincts 2 and 4 in Middleboro; Precincts F and G of Ward 1, precincts A, B, C, D and E of Ward 3, and Precincts D and E of Ward 4 in New Bedford; and Precinct A of Ward 4 in Taunton.

This district is one where we as a party have a tremendous opportunity.  By no means is this a given, it will indeed require hard work right down to 8:00 pm on Tuesday by as many of us as possible, but this district was carried by US Scott Brown and Sheriff Hodgson.  I believe also Sean Bielat for Congress.  This district is mostly suburbs of New Bedford but even those 9 precincts of the city push a little pink rather than sold blue, for example Ward 1 City Councilor Linda Morad is a Republican.

Although time is short, it is still not too late.  Even if you do not live in the district but perhaps you reside nearby or you simply want to win one more for the Gipper then I urge anyone not already engaged in the campaign to go to the website and volunteer your services.  Everyone has their own unique talent and every little small effort will make a tremendous difference come Tuesday night when the polls close.

Keiko Orrall has been endorsed by both United States Senator Scott Brown and Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson, among many others.  The following is my endorsement letter that was published by the Standard-Times of New Bedford on September 13.

Keiko Orrall is exactly the next state representative that the South Coast needs. Keiko, seeking to represent the 12th Bristol District which is comprised of portions of New Bedford, Freetown, Lakeville, Middleboro, and Taunton, will bring a clear, loud, and unavoidable voice to Beacon Hill.

I will not speak ill of Keiko’s opponent. I don’t know him so I have no reason to assume that he is nothing but a fine gentleman with the best of intentions. However, I do know Keiko Orrall. I first met Keiko almost 11 years ago now and we met again a few months ago. She was and remains a tireless advocate for the people.

I do know that Keiko will help bring balance to Beacon Hill by bringing us one seat closer to a balance in the state legislature. However, one-party rule is unhealthy for Massachusetts and that is clearly evident most recently through the conviction of former Speaker of the House Salvatore DiMasi along with his immediate predecessors Thomas Finneran and Charles Flaherty. I won’t even go into detail about former State Rep. Dianne Wilkerson who pled guilty to accepting bribes and former State Senator Jim Marzilli who pled guilty to charges stemming from his allegedly accosted four women in four hours while on official state business.

I could go on but I am limited for space. For whatever you think of Keiko’s party affiliation, our party has not been remotely as disastrous or embarrassing to the Commonwealth in recent years. Keiko, a deeply faithful, proud stay at home mother with a degree from of Smith College, will not be a part of the circus darkening the golden dome. Keiko Orrall will be a gust of fresh air to cleanse the proverbially smoke-filled backrooms of Boston filled by a boys club of power brokers, far removed from the pulse of the We, the People.

Much like United States Senator Scott Brown, who has endorsed her, Keiko Orrall, will be an independent voice beholden to nobody and nothing except the people and public service. Keiko Orrall may be a freshman after the special election on Sept. 20, she may even be a Republican, but she will nonetheless be a public servant who is a proven grassroots, people-first, activist whose voice will not be silenced. Keiko Orrall is the voice of the people that will roar throughout the halls of Beacon Hill.…

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