Keyes Pledges to Hold Office Hours
Boston, MA—Today while Senator Therese Murray is in Chicago for a conference, Tom Keyes, Republican candidate for State Senate in the Plymouth & Barnstable District, pledged to be more accessible to the constituents of Bourne, Falmouth, Kingston, Pembroke, Plymouth, and Sandwich by holding weekly office hours.
“Our State Senator should be accessible. By holding routine office hours, constituents will be able to directly talk to their Senator. Whether it is discussing an issue or solving a red-tape problem, I will be available. My door will always be open,” said Keyes.
Each week Keyes will hold office hours, so residents know they can just drop by. He will publish the times on his website, facebook page and announce them thru the media. Keyes will also rotate the towns so each community gets equal treatment.
Keyes made this announcement while incumbent Therese Murray is in Chicago for the National Conference of State Legislators. Since being re-elected in November of 2010, she has been a world traveler. She went to Finland for a so-called economic trade mission and Russia for a humanitarian effort.
Keyes believes that during these hard economic times, she should spend her time focusing on helping the people of the district. “She went to Finland for a trade mission, but when Fidelity announced that they were moving jobs out of state, she didn’t pick up the phone. If jobs were so important to her that she traveled overseas, then why didn’t she call Fidelity?” asked Keyes.
Keyes is also pledging to hold town meetings on important issues, recording a monthly local cable access show to keep people informed of the actions at the State House, and sending out newsletters not at taxpayer expense.
On a different campaign matter, Keyes challenged Murray to 8 debates between now and the General Election. So far, there has been no response to his debate proposal.