Letter: Seth Moulton would make a difference in Washington

Seth Moulton would make a difference in Washington

I'm writing today in support of Seth Moulton for Congress in the Sixth Congressional District.

Last week, I joined Seth on the campaign trail as we went door-to-door in Tewksbury to talk to voters about what was on their mind. I saw firsthand the energy and new ideas he will bring as a member of Congress.

After his graduation, Seth volunteered for the Marine Corps in the summer of 2001. After the tragic events of 9/11, and although Seth was firmly against the Iraq War, Seth served four tours of duty in Iraq over five years. Recent news reports have revealed that Seth was awarded two medals for exceptional service, the Bronze Star medal for valor and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal for valor. This is a record Seth has underplayed during his campaign admirably saying, "many others who did heroic things and received no awards at all.''

As a result of this service, Seth has committed to ensuring that our nation's veterans have the health care and mental health services they have earned and deserve. He has vowed to defend Medicare and Social Security. And, he has made fighting for equal pay for equal work one of the tenets of his campaign.

There is a lot at stake in this election and a clear choice in the Sixth Congressional District. Having previously and proudly represented some of the communities that are now included in the Sixth District, I know so well the independent spirit and remarkable potential of the people who live here.

Seth has demonstrated a genuine interest in advancing the great possibilities of the Sixth District and I believe that his values and commitment to service distinguish him in this race.

On Nov. 4, voters in the Sixth District have an opportunity to support a candidate determined to make a difference in Washington. I am proud to endorse him and I encourage you to vote for Seth Moulton on Tuesday.



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