FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 14, 2012
CAVARETTA CALLS ON OPPONENT TO DEBATE EDUCATION, HEALTH CARE AND THE FUTURE OF STATE TRANSPORTATION
STOW – Dean Cavaretta, Republican candidate for the Massachusetts State Senate, today called upon his Democratic opponent to debate education, health care and state transportation issues.
“I am running for State Senate to offer new policies that will put education and the economy first," said Cavaretta in a statement. "My newly launched Education Web site will help me show voters how I will use my skills as a former teacher to support accountable and local education reform."
www.MomsAndDadsForDean.com features a collection of education-related information about Cavaretta and his 2012 campaign.
For example, the new site includes detailed information about Cavaretta's professional experience in the Ashland, Lexington, Acton-Boxborough and Concord Carlisle school systems – skills the candidate says make him perfectly-suited to know how to reform public education in Massachusetts.
Cavaretta has taught 8th grade, U.S. History in Lexington. Prior to this, he student-taught at Ashland High School while concurrently working as the History Department's Special Education Aide. He has also works as an area substitute teacher, and has taught ESL and Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs to adult learners at the ABE Program at Devens and Mt. Wachusett Community College.
SAVE MEDICARE FOR SENIORS
"My opponent owes us an explanation why he continues to support a VT or Canadian-style health care system for Massachusetts when he knows such a massive expansion of government would bankrupt our state," said Cavaretta.
"Our cities and towns lack the Local Aid they need to deliver essential services, and our state transportation network is in need of faster project delivery. Yet, my opponent insists on imposing a health care system called ‘MA Medicare for-All’ that he knows would put us even further behind financially. I believe we have a responsibility to save Medicare for seniors first.”
Cavaretta has proposed setting the bold goal of making all MA infrastructure projects take six years or less and transform the state’s Project Delivery Process, similar to pilot reforms he previously worked on with the Governor's 8-year, Accelerated Bridge Program.
"I'll insist on performance based management and on-time delivery for all of MassDOT and the MBTA because reforming state transportation is central to our Economic Recovery,” said Cavaretta. I’ve already done this at MassDOT and in the private sector, and will use my proven experience to get better results for our communities.”
Cavaretta has proposed that the two Middlesex and Worcester State Senate candidates debate at a public forum to be held within their district sometime in the next 2 months.