I wanted to take a moment and thank all the voters of Hopkinton for participating in the recent election, regardless of who you may have supported or how you voted on the ballot initiatives.
I am honored by the outcome and significant support here in Hopkinton in my race for state representative and look forward to getting to know the community better in the months and years ahead.
Thanks also to all those who ensure that our elections in Massachusetts are run with integrity, and for the countless hours spent by clerks’ offices and poll workers in every town that help make our elections successful.
Over the next several months I intend to spend more time engaging constituents on substantive issues to continue to gather an understanding of where and how I can be helpful as state representative. My priorities will flow in part from those community conversations. I have already had the opportunity to spend more time in Hopkinton and look forward to building on community relationships and working with elected and community leaders over time.
Once I am sworn in, we will establish office hours in Hopkinton and explore convenient meeting times, and our team will provide a variety of communication methods so we can be accessible and available to all residents of the district. As I mentioned several times in the campaign, in all my work as a legislator I am committed to bringing the voices and perspectives of communities like Hopkinton to Beacon Hill, and am honored to serve as your next state representative.
— James Arena-DeRosa, representative-elect, Massachusetts House of Representatives, Middlesex 8th District
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