L’Italien to Challenge Lyons– Tewksbury Town Crier Campaign Announcement

ANDOVER – Stating she will be a “better representative,” Barbara L’Italien announced her campaign to represent the new 18th Essex District, which will also represent Precincts 3 and 3A in Tewksbury. She will take on Representative James Lyons (R).

Barbara at the kickoff in Andover

“When I served in the MA House of Representatives I made it my priority to help my constituents—not grandstand for political points,” said L’Italien. “My neighbors in this district deserve better than what they have today.”

L’Italien represented several Merrimack Valley communities for 8 years in the legislator, earning a reputation as a responsive legislator who worked with members of both Parties to deliver results locally and state-wide.

“This is my home. I was born here, attended Merrimack College and am fortunate enough to have raised my four children here,” explained L’Italien. “I understand the local issues that people in this community care about—jobs, schools, and family.

L’Italien expressed disappointment in current representative, Jim Lyons.

“For the past two years we’ve had nothing but a representative who is only interested in partisanship and pushing an extreme Tea Party agenda,” said L’Italien.  “He has no credibility, no authority, and has delivered no results.  My neighbors in this district deserve better than what they have today.”

Read the original here at the Tewksbury Town Crier!