On Thursday, June 5th as part of its ongoing Speakers' Series, the Marblehead Rotary Club was pleased to host, incumbent U.S. 6th District Congressional Candidate, John R. Tierney. Tierney, who has represented the district for nine terms-- since 1997 -- spoke about his years of legislation and outlined his ideas for the future.
As the only Massachusetts member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce as well as serving on the Subcommittee of Higher Education and Workforce Training, Tierney outlined his plans to improve access to education. His current and immediate focus is on introducing legislation to improve the systems for granting and administering student loans. He also touched upon educational initiatives that he supports including early education, making college more affordable & accessible and aligning our community colleges to better support the needs of the workforce.
Tierney also shared his views on the Veterans Administration (VA) system pointing out the improved access to services in Massachusetts and some of the successes we have had enjoyed in our state. He also talked about his support for and his experience with the enactment of mandated health care legislation (“Obamacare”) on a national level and compared it to his involvement with similar legislation that was put into effect in Massachusetts in 2006.
In keeping with Rotary's nonpartisan agenda, the club has extended an invitation to two other candidates for that seat to giving them an opportunity share their plans and their vision for Massachusetts future.
The Marblehead Rotary Club is committed to supporting civic responsibility in the community. If you would like help advance these community-based ideals, the Rotary Club of Marblehead meets Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. at the Boston Yacht Club. For more information about the club or membership, please e-mail the club’s secretary Julie Livingston at: Jlivingston@marblebank.com or visit marbleheadrotary.com.