With Election Day 16 days away, we launched a new feature: 16 reasons in 16 days. From now until Election Day, we’ll be unveiling 16 reasons to reelect Tom Sannicandro on Nov. 6 as state representative.
Oct. 26, Day 5 (11 days to go): Tom works well with state officials and has delivered state resources for local projects
Tom Sannicandro has helped make secure three big grants from the state this session alone that will improve quality of life and develop the local economy.
Just last month the state announced it would provide $22.1 million for MassBay to relocate its campus to Downtown Framingham, following a meeting Tom held with MassBay administrators, MetroWest legislators, and state officials. This will allow MassBay to double its enrollment, better align its curriculum with the STEM economy of the MetroWest, and revitalize Downtown Framingham’s businesses.
The state also announced $8 million for traffic mitigation at the rail crossing at the Rt. 126/135 intersection in Downtown Framingham, following an on-site meeting this summer Tom and other legislators held with Secretary Richard Davey and Lt. Gov. Tim Murray. Some of the measures being implemented include upgrades to the existing signal equipment, installation of improved crosswalks and ADA ramps, installation of more advanced train pre-emption systems, and the use of smarter signal control.
Finally, Tom helped secure $500,000 for Ashland’s purchase of Warren Woods. Again, Tom, along with Sen. Karen Spilka, met with state officials, including Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Richard Sullivan, and convinced the state to invest in Warren Woods after the state initially passed on releasing the funds.
These grants are not easy to receive, and competition is high. Tom’s ability to maintain good relationships with colleagues has benefitted Ashland and Framingham. If Tom is reelected as state representative, he will continue to work with administration officials to deliver investment dollars to Ashland and Framingham.
Oct. 25, Day 4: Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment
Oct. 23, Day 2: Tom Sannicandro supports local schools
Oct. 22, Day 1: Let's pass the Updated Bottle Bill