Thank you to everyone who volunteered, donated and voted. Your support throughout this campaign was incredible. I am honored to have been chosen to continue my service as your State Representative.
It has been an honor serving for the past four years as your Representative on Beacon Hill. I respectfully ask for your vote to return to the State House and continue my service on behalf of our community. Most important, please exercise your right to vote today!
Polls are open from 7:00am – 8:00pm.
In Bridgewater, vote at the Bridgewater Middle School, 166 Mount Prospect St.
In Raynham, vote at the Raynham Middle School, 420 Titicut Rd.
During the last debate in Bridgewater, my opponent and I were asked about the four ballot questions the voters will decide on November 4th.
|Q1. Eliminating Gas Tax Indexing|
|Angelo D’Emilia||Joe Pacheco|
Last year, I voted against raising the gas tax and linking future gas tax hikes to inflation without having a vote of your Representatives. Unfortunately, I was in the minority on this issue and the gas tax hike passed. I enthusiastically support Question 1 as I believe any increase in taxes should be done by a vote of your elected representatives. It should not just happen automatically.
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At the debate last evening, my opponent launched a new line of baseless attacks on me. Of course, just like all of his other attacks to date, the latest are just more untrue statements from someone who will say anything in order to get elected. My opponent accused me of profiting off of the per diems that Legislators are allotted for travel to the State House. The truth of the matter is that, since I have been elected, I have donated every dollar received in per diems to local charities. I pledged to secure as much state funding as I could for our district, and donating the per diem is just another way I have fulfilled this promise.
Since I was elected in 2010, I have donated the over $8,000 I’ve received in per diem payments to the Bridgewater Fuel Assistance Fund and Raynham Food Bank. I have always felt this money is better spent at the local level. Apparently, my opponent would prefer that I leave this money up on Beacon Hill where it would surely be wasted.
While I would much rather talk about the issues, my opponent continues to invent new accusations against me. This only serves to distract the voters from my record of accomplishments and our differing positions on the issues. Thank you for taking the time to read this and allow me to set the record straight.
This week Representative Angelo D’Emilia will be debating his opponent in two separate forums. On October 21st at 6 p.m. at Raynham Town Hall (558 South Main St.), and on October 23rd at 7 p.m. at Bridgewater Cable Access (80 Spring St.).
The debates will be broadcast on cable TV and will be available online. We will post the links here when they are available.
This site is a resource regarding my re-election efforts in 2014. Thank you to taking the time to find more about my background, issues and accomplishments as your State Representative.Sincerely,