Sticker War! Bastien announces bid for State Senate

(Winnable seat, currently no candidates, Democrat or Republican, on the Ballot.

If you don’t have a primary in your district, consider coming to help.  A half-dozen volunteers and I got 225 write-in votes in 2002 for a State Rep Candidate, WE CAN DO THIS! – promoted by Paul R. Ferro)

Touting Fresh Energy and Problem Solving, Bastien Announces bid for State Senate

FITCHBURG- Former State Representative Rich Bastien announced today that he is embarking on a sticker campaign for State Senate for the Worcester and Middlesex District. The seat is currently held by Jen Flanagan, who announced in April that she did not qualify for the ballot this September.

To find out more information or how to help, please contact Team Bastien at Bastien4Sennate@gmail.com

“I appreciate Ms. Flanagan’s 20 years that she’s spent on Beacon Hill, but I believe we need a change in this district,” stated Mr. Bastien. “I was born in Leominster, raised in Fitchburg, and outside of when I served overseas in the Navy, I’ve lived in this district my entire life. This is my hometown. I’ve traveled around the Worcester and Middlesex District these last few weeks meeting and listening to what people are going through. As someone who works for a living trying to make ends meet, I look forward to bringing a fresh perspective, energy, and ideas to this race.”

Bastien served as State Representative for the Second Worcester District from 2011-2013, and spent the last year filling in as the Technology/Engineering teacher at Gardner Middle School while working nights and weekends at Advance Auto Parts in Gardner, oftentimes over 65 hours per week between both jobs. “I always tried to teach my students how to solve problems, and Beacon Hill has a lot of them. I know the meaning of hard work, and while the state budget has skyrocketed $8 Billion in just 6 years, local aid is down over $350 million, forcing cities and towns into Proposition 2½ overrides. I feel the legislature has their priorities wrong and know I can offer common sense solutions to restore local aid funding, bring back better paying jobs, and cut taxes for working families in our district.”

With Senator Flanagan failing to qualify for the ballot, Bastien will be running a sticker campaign to win the Republican Primary on September 9th.  If he receives more than 300 certified write in votes, he will appear on the ballot in this year’s November election. The district consists of the cities of Fitchburg, Gardner and Leominster and the towns of Berlin, Bolton, Clinton, precincts 1 and 2, Lancaster, Lunenburg, Sterling and Westminster in the county of Worcester; and the town of Townsend in the county of Middlesex.

To find out more information or to help Team Bastien, email Bastien4Senate@gmail.com

 

About Rich Bastien

  • Vote3rdpartynow

    I find the size of your sticker on this website obnoxious.  When I open the Redmassgroup website your sticker changes the default scale and it screws up my ability to view other stuff on RMG.  If you reduce the size I may vote for you…

  • Rich Bastien

    No idea why it posted so big here.

  • Joshua Norman

    This is a Big Deal!

    Scott Brown got 56% of the vote in this district in 2012 and 63% in 2010.  This race is winnable.

    Lonnie Brennan from VoteCoreValues referred to Bastien as the Jedi Knight.

    http://www.votecorevalues.com/

  • OnLooker

    for pragmatic moderate conservative. Unwinnable – for right-wing zealot.