On June 14, State Rep. Kay Khan (D, 11th Middlesex) kicked off her re-election campaign before an enthusiastic crowd of supporters. They were there for her because she is in the House for them, co-chairing the Joint Committees on Children and Families and Persons with Disabilities, fighting for paid sick days; lobbying for three major Newton sound barriers along the Mass Pike and Route 128; securing state funding to improve the Lower Falls Community Center and initiating an accessibility plan for the Auburndale Commuter Rail Station. Recently, Lt. Governor Murray joined Mayor Warren in celebrating another of Kay’s community initiatives: conversion of an unused railroad bridge into a beautiful new pedestrian walkway over the Charles in Lower Falls. Kay co-founded the Newton Cultural Alliance to promote and encourage the city’s arts and cultural organizations. A psychiatric nurse, Kay persuaded Newton-Wellesley Hospital to create a domestic violence prevention program.
In her ninth legislative term, Kay is a strong voice for policies and legislation to stimulate the economy, safeguard the environment, sustain families and enhance community life. Kay has been a determined advocate for civil and human rights.
Kay faces a Republican opponent in November. We cannot afford to lose Kay’s commitment to Newton and her access to important state agencies and resources that improve the quality of life in the city and the Commonwealth. Please join me in supporting and voting for Kay Khan’s re-election this November.
—Martina Jackson, Chair, Newton Democratic City Committee, Newtonville