Several people, including Galvin (top center with red tie and glasses) with the pledge at the State House.

Galvin Pledges Support To Transparency Promise

Earlier this week at an event in front of the Massachusetts State House, Second Middlesex District State Representative candidate Dennis Galvin (R-Westford) pledged his support to a group of current House members seeking to bring more transparency to Beacon Hill.

Calling state government a “systematic failure”, Galvin took the pledge vowing to work toward getting the state legislature to put committee votes online, apply open meeting laws, and create a House Ethics Committee consisting equally of Republicans and Democrats.

Several people, including Galvin (top center with red tie and glasses) with the pledge at the State House.

Several people, including Galvin (top center with red tie and glasses) with the pledge at the State House.

He also said that if elected, he would support any member who asks for a roll call vote and oppose the frequent practice of bundling amendments into bills.

“Our Commonwealth will never achieve the goal of becoming a society that is open and welcoming to all unless and until we finally rid ourselves of our ugly legacy of corruption and underhandedness in government,” said Galvin. “This pledge is a strong first step in that direction and I wholeheartedly support it.”
The pledge was also taken by Marc Lombardo (R-Billerica), Shaunna O’Connell (R-Taunton) and James Lyons (R-Andover).