PRESS RELEASE: Blais Wins Democratic Primary for the First Franklin District

Sunderland, Mass. – Natalie Blais, Democratic candidate for the First Franklin House District, has won the Massachusetts Democratic primary, earning 3,703 votes, or 40.44%.

Blais issued the following statement:

“I am enormously grateful to the residents of the First Franklin District who chose to cast their vote for me. I also want to recognize all of the individuals who took the time to volunteer on this campaign. I am humbled to receive this support and will continue to work hard every day to earn the votes necessary to serve as State Representative.”

“But this race is not about me. It is about us. It is about what we can accomplish when we come together as residents of the First Franklin District. Collectively, we can ensure that our voices are heard on Beacon Hill.”

“Together, we can:

·       Change the Chapter 70 Foundation Funding formula to benefit our rural district

·       Obtain 100% school transportation cost reimbursement

·       Install last mile broadband

·       Fully fund our transportation needs including public transportation, Chapter 90 and our small bridges program

·       Increase access to healthcare in rural areas and push for universal single payer healthcare

·       Make Massachusetts a national model in the fight against climate change”

“I want to thank Kate, Christine, Jonathan, Casey, Nathaniel, and Francia for answering the call to public service. I have the utmost respect for them, their campaigns, their supporters, and their families.”