Submitted by Ken Gordon, State Representative
Around the country, election results are being questioned, and laws are being passed to make it tougher for people to cast their vote. I am proud that here in Massachusetts, we have expanded mail-in and early voting to include municipal elections, as we work hard to protect your voice in electing your representatives.
On March 11, 2023, Bedford voters will once again have an opportunity to choose their town leaders. Your votes are important, and I hope you will take the time to register and vote. While it may be the case that races are not contested, the candidates are willing to volunteer their time for the benefit of our community. Every candidate took the time to attend Town Caucus, or collect the required signatures to run. Each of the candidates on the ballot deserves your vote.
While your vote in a national election may be cast for the most famous candidate, local elections with a smaller number of ballots means that your vote will carry more clout. A race for State Rep on the North Shore last November resulted in a margin of a single vote. Another race not too far to the west of us resulted in a seven-vote victory. These races matter. Please vote.
State Rep. Ken Gordon
Editor’s Note: Ken Gordon represents the 21st Middlesex District at the Massachusetts House of Representatives. The Town of Bedford is in this district.