On the heels of a recent transparency pledge at the steps of the State House, presumptive GOP Second Middlesex State Representative nominee Dennis Galvin has returned to Beacon Hill to advocate for a new transparency measure.
Galvin, a Westford resident, joined state representatives Shaunna O’Connell (R-Taunton), Jim Lyons (R-Andover), Marc Lombardo (R-Billerica) and Jeff Diehl (R-Plymouth) to call for better oversight of state spending as well as a repeal of the gas tax indexing provision, a call he also made recently in Lowell.
Specifically, Galvin referenced recent revelations regarding the federal trial of former Massachusetts Probation commissioner John O’Brien.
“In the wake of the revelations surrounding the actions of House Speaker Robert DeLeo, where he allegedly traded budget increases for patronage positions and House practices such as consolidated budget amendments, no one on the outside can really be sure what is going on,” said Galvin. “This is why it is absolutely essential that our elected representatives consistently raise concerns about expenditures and challenge those that appe
ar questionable. This is the only protection the average taxpayer has. I would like to be a part of this effort.”
Galvin will likely face incumbent Jim Arciero (D-Westford) in November to represent Littleton, Westford and parts of Chelmsford in the Massachusetts House of Representatives,