Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Brian O'Connor for State Rep

Brian O'Connor got some good press recently in the Winchester Star - keep up the good work Brian!

O’Connor, a long-time republican, is vying for the legislative seat being vacated by Rep. Paul Casey, D-Winchester.

He recently sat down with The Star to discuss his vision for the district, which encompasses Winchester and Stoneham, and how he can turn that vision into reality if elected to the state legislature.

“I’m in this for the economy and to make sure people can live a life they dreamed of 10 years ago,” said O’Connor, who has an extensive business and finance background. “I think that I have the experience to make decisions at the state house.”

O’Connor cited three main issues relating to the economy, which he intends to promote if elected to the legislature: adequately funding state mandates, increasing Chapter 70 aid, and preserving the quality of life for the residents of Winchester and Stoneham.

Protecting the elderly and children, and improving the education system are also high on O’Connor’s list of priorities.

“I’m focusing on the pocketbook, which then leads to education and to property taxes,” he said.