By: Mark Campaign On: 06:11PM / Friday October 08, 2010
DALTON, Mass. — U.S. Rep. John W. Olver has endorsed Paul Mark, Democratic nominee for state representative in the 2nd Berkshire District. Olver, along with state Sen. Benjamin B. Downing and other members of the Democratic ticket, will host an event for Mark on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 5:30 p.m. at the Dalton
American Legion, at 258 North St.
"As our state representative, Paul will work on behalf of our most rural communities to improve the quality of life there and to encourage economic growth in sectors across his district," said Olver in a statement. "I believe Paul will work to ensure that residents of the 2nd Berkshire District have a strong representative at the table, as they have had with Rep. [Denis] Guyer."
Guyer is vacating the seat he's held for four years.
"Candidate Paul Mark has an impressive background, including a doctorate in law and policy. Throughout his campaign he has demonstrated independence and leadership, and he has presented a thoughtful, but multifaceted approach to dealing with our current economic challenges," continued Olver. "I expect Paul will utilize his education, resources and intuition to represent his constituents at the State House with great success."
"I'm proud to have the support of Congressman Olver. From his time as a state rep himself, through his years in Congress, he has been an invaluable voice for Western Mass," Mark said upon receiving the endorsement. "Just like Congressman Olver, I'm dedicated to having a presence throughout my sprawling district."
The 2nd Berkshire District is the largest and most rural in Massachusetts, and stretches from the New York to New Hampshire borders, much like Olver's Congressional district.
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It has become apparent that the Olver-bots are extremely nervous about the army of grassroots supporters behind Bill Gunn. For the first time in many years a candidate is gaining significant ground based on his message alone instead of accumulated campaign dollars. Since all John Olver has to work with is his predictable voting record and the deviant tactics of extreme leftist supporters. All I see is Bill Gunn's signs being stolen and warrantless attacks in local newspapers. And in every case these thinly veiled hit pieces are backfiring on them. They just attract attention to the fact that Olver is what he is....a socialist that will tax you and give your hard earned money to failing banks and other undeserving corporations. By the way, John Olver hold stock in Monsanto so don't be surprised if he continues to kill family and organic farms throughout the country. Olver is downright dangerous. VOTE BILL GUNN!
It really takes courage to bash people who are out there trying to help their communities while you sit around hiding behind a computer all day. Even if you disagree with them politically, how about arguing over policy instead of just name calling.
The state is holding a special election to fill the seat vacated by John F. Kerry, who has been confirmed as U.S. secretary of state.
The state primary is Tuesday, April 30. The last day to register to vote or to change party affiliation for the primary is Wednesday, April 10. Enrolled voters may only vote in their party primary; unenrolled voters may select a primary to vote in without changing their status.
The special election is scheduled for Tuesday, June 25. The last day to register to vote in the election is Wednesday, June 5.
To register to vote, one must be at least age 18 by the date of the election, a U.S. citizen and a resident of the municipality in which you are voting.