Thursday, October 16, 2008

My Positions

What people are asking for:

* I will run for one term, two years only
* I will take no political contributions from anyone
* I will take no salary

I would propose legislation to enact the following:

* Tolls on Rte 93 and Rte 3, at least one way
* Abolish the Governor's Council, MCAS, and the
Turnpike Authority
* Remove level 3 sex offenders from the streets
and warehouse them in supervised,secure housing
* Enact civil forfeiture on any level 3 sex offender
who violates a second time
* Enact civil forfeiture on repeat drunk drivers,
confiscating their vehicles
* Support and encourage roadside Safety Checks
with State and Local Law Enforcement to remove
wanted criminals and drunk drivers from our streets
* Property tax relief for qualified senior citizens
for up to $2000 per year
* No land tax for any land used for edible
agriculture, commercial and residential
* Get recycling percentages up to at least 50% in my first year
* Seek legislative action for a "Farm 2 School"
organic food program here in Framingham
* Hold elected officials to higher standards of
integrity. If convicted of any felonies or
fired for just cause, they would not receive
large golden parachutes or their pensions.
* I propose that all house of Representatives,
Senate, and the leadership in MA take a 50%
cut in salary this year
* I propose a $.50 tax per bottle of hard alcohol,
6 pack of beer and bar drinks as a way to
discourage excessive drinking and pay for
programs that help those who want to get
help to stop drinking
* Work with our Federal Representatives to allow
small scale sales and cultivation of cannabis
with appropriate tax
* Unlimited medicinal use of cannabis
* Unrestricted industrial hemp cultivation
* Support the building of one casino in MA
* All the wind, solar and biomass renewable
energy projects that would come down the
pike
* Legislation to hold parents responsible for their
children's actions. If a parent does not secure,
from their children under the age of 18, access to
prescription adult drugs, firearms, and alcohol,
and the child is caught in possession, using, or
selling any of the above, the parent will be
charged with neglect, and fined.
* Seek grants to do feasibility studies of all water
ways in Framingham for hydro electric and water
wheel electricity generation
* Propose establishment of a for-profit community
based investor buying club to purchase,
rehabilitate and sell or rent foreclosed
or abandoned properties in Framingham bringing
them back into the tax base
* Propose legislation to have the tobacco
companies agree to buy back or pay a
recycle deposit for cigarette butts
at $.05 a piece
* Push to have the Toxic Toy bill passed
* Allow voter registration on election day
* Support the Supreme Court's decision on guns
* Combine Sheriff's Office with the State Police
* End Police details and stop funding the Quinn Bill
* Support National Popular Vote (abolish the Electoral College)
* Propose a $1,000 tax credit for families that home school
* Dover Ammendment reform and definition

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55 Comments:

At October 16, 2008 at 6:51 PM , Blogger Deb4peace said...

Your positions on running for State Rep are highly commendable. We need more people like you who are passionate about getting these issues resolved, and ask for nothing in return. It is refreshing to have a Candidate who actually cares! You Have My vote!

 
At October 17, 2008 at 9:06 AM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

Thanks so much for your vote of support Deb4peace. I won't let you down.

 
At October 20, 2008 at 2:47 PM , Blogger Craig from Framingham said...

Are you the same guy who stopped that wind turbine zoning deal at Town Meeting? Can they really prevent me from putting a device on my property that saves me money on my electric bill? How do we stop them from having that ability? And where do I sign up for your for-profit program to buy foreclosed homes in Framingham, that is a great idea.

 
At October 20, 2008 at 9:55 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

Craig,

Thanks for the note... yes I'm the guy that educated Town Meeting members about the wind turbines. I will do everything in my power to convince those who would stand in anyone's way to become more self reliant. Town Meeting on the 28th is supposed to hear from the Adhoc committee ... the draft report is not out yet. I will defend all of wrights to have wind energy on their property. Disclaimer: I would not support putting a 150' tower in my back yard... or my neighbors, if they live that close, but other than that, all of us should look for ways to become less reliant on foreign oil. I believe you will see a stakeholders club in a few months...

Peace
Jim

 
At October 22, 2008 at 10:00 AM , Blogger Craig from Framingham said...

Thanks for responding Jim. Let's hope you are right that we all have the right to have wind devices on our roofs at this time next year. Saw the article in the paper this morning and wish you luck. You probably don't have much chance to win as a write in, but you will have my vote.

 
At October 22, 2008 at 4:48 PM , Blogger Jason said...

intersting positions, some i really agree with , some i don't which is normal i guess. why only run for 2 years. doesn't it take longer than that to get anything accomplished on the hill

 
At October 22, 2008 at 4:59 PM , Blogger Edward said...

Can you give us a little bit more specifics on one or two of your ideas? Why no salary, why no tax on agrigultural land, and why grow industrial hemp?

 
At October 22, 2008 at 8:11 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

Jason,

the founding fathers wanted us to come in from the farm and take care of business, then go back to work. The notion that 2 years is not long enough to get things done is absurd. If we had that same mindset in our work place... nothing would ever get done. I feel it's a Beacon Hill mentality that promotes a dragged out process. And let's face facts, they only meet for minutes each week and then cram in secret decisions based on political agendas and not whats best for the State, in the last two weeks on the legislative session. Two years would give more of an opportunity for more qualified people to occupy an office, make a difference, then go back to their regular jobs. I also feel that we should look at what NH does with their legislative sessions, it works for them, it could work for us.

 
At October 22, 2008 at 8:47 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

Edward, that's three ideas .. yes? I know my math isn't as good as a fifth grader... but I can read.

The idea that we have to pay people to represent us, is repugnant to the Constitution. I'm making a statement by refusing a salary. The State is in finacial crisis and we could better use the salaries of the legislators for schools and seniors and veterans.
No tax on agricultural land, is something that would promote more healthy living, more green space, less condo's and housing and commercial blight. It would also promote, save and encourage more family farms. And for the homeowner, it would encourage them to allocate as much of their own land to growing their own food supplies and help saving the environment, tax relief and trips to the store.
Why industrial hemp? I could go on for months, but in a nut shell, hemp has, can and will continue to be one of this planet's most valuable natural resources. This country was founded on the hemp plant and it's uses, during WWII, it was grown for the military, is grown in every industrialized country now and is worth hundreds of billions of dollars. From that simple plant, we can produce, paper, clothing, building materials, just from the stalk, from the seeds, we can make food for people and animals, oil to heat our homes and run our cars, and from the flowers and leaves we can make hundreds of medicines. Farmers across all of this great country would make between $800.00 to $1200.00 per acre, not have to be subsidized by the government, not have to use any toxic chemicals to make grow or for pests, and slow to a crawl the amount of forest that is clear cut every year around the globe. In Mass and even Framingham, land that is brown field, abandoned or not used at all, could be growing hemp, which would create small agricultural based businesses. Two excellent references you might want to look over. http://www.innvista.com/health/foods/hemp/history.htm and
http://www.reason.org/ps367.pdf

And thanks for the questions

 
At October 23, 2008 at 8:58 AM , Blogger Jason said...

You've got my vote. Richardson is useless, and she does not listen to what the people in her district want. She has her own agenda, and it is nothing like mine! Good luck and maybe you can explain to us exactly what we do to write you in.

 
At October 23, 2008 at 6:39 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

Jason,

I hear ya....

you may write in my name in the blank spot under the heading of State Rep, which should be under Pam Richardsen's name. Also, I will be at the Hazard Waste Day McCarthy Elementary School Parking Lot on Flagg Drive from 9AM to 1PM, handing out fliers and stickers.

Thanks

Jim

 
At October 23, 2008 at 7:09 PM , Blogger Amanda said...

Lots of good idea here, but how are you going to make them happen? whats different about you that will make people on beacon hill listen? not going to accomplish anything if you cant get the other polls to listen to you.

Amanda

 
At October 23, 2008 at 9:56 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

Amanda,

Thanks for the question. Just a point, I've testified at the State House dozens of times and have championed may cause to fruition. I do have a track record of being heard and making my point,with the truth. I've accomplished a great deal in my life. I believe in some area's other reps will have to listen to their constituents, like toll equality, drunk drivers, sex offenders, environmental issues, renewable energy, etc, etc. I just think some if not most could embrace the idea's and move them forward... now that being written: the bottle jam is the Speaker and his gang... so to make the Speaker.. listen, I would propose silent vigils around his home and get the public to jump in and demand the Speaker, let some of these descent, common sense, fair and lawful idea's make it to the books. I also believe, by me being a spokesperson for an idea, allows them to not have to lead, but rather to follow. I would also seek the support from the voters in the Reps district, that want what we want and join forces. There are many Reps out there, that for the most part are descent, people oriented and concerned, who want to make a difference by representing the voter and I have always believed that those some reps, would want to come together and enact legislation, to help end a problem or fix something that is broken. And lastly, I submit, that this year, people will really evaluate the cost of government as the economic crises worsens and when they see that reps work a few minutes a day and hear about the final two week madness they perform every year at budget time and hear about needed legislation that just dies in the house each and every year, voters will demand the House and Senate get more done. I think they are getting the message, people for the most part are fed up with the way they work.And if all that doesn't work.. I'll gilt them into it.

Thanks again Amanda

 
At October 26, 2008 at 8:17 AM , Blogger Eric said...

you clearly have Pam running scared. Not even a letter in the paper this morning. keep up the good work!

 
At October 26, 2008 at 8:23 AM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

Eric,

Isn't that something? And notice, the editorial board didn't endorse her either...

 
At October 26, 2008 at 4:45 PM , Blogger Frank S. said...

Saw you in the paper this morning. Checked out the web site. You have my vote. Thanks for running against Richardson.

 
At October 26, 2008 at 4:47 PM , Blogger Craig from Framingham said...

about time someone took her on. Thank you. Nice to see a man of his word doing something. You have our votes

 
At October 26, 2008 at 7:02 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

Frank and Craig... I appreciate the vote of confidence... please tell your friends.

jim

 
At October 27, 2008 at 11:41 AM , Blogger John said...

See you are really out there making a real run at this, but come on, do you really think you can win? Half the people in this town won’t even vote on November 4th because they are too lazy, too busy, or too resigned to the fact the system here in Framingham does not work, and is run by a handful of democrats. Really, how else could a record like Richardson’s get her reelcted? People are just tired of bucking the old system, so they have given up. I commend your efforts, but no one is this town cares enough to even be bothered going to the polls. If they did, then we in Framingham could prove that the will of the voter truly is the most powerful tool we have, and you could win, but it just won’t happen. But I will vote, because I am smart enough to know that voting is important, and I will vote for you.

 
At October 27, 2008 at 12:23 PM , Blogger Derek said...

I supported you your last run, and will again, but damm, I did not even know until this morning you are running when I saw your van with the signs on it. You need to get your name out there man.

 
At October 27, 2008 at 12:39 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

John,

There's always hope... without it we are doomed. I agree about the majority of the voters... but last time I ran I got 25% against the beloved Deb Blummer... this time it's against Pam Richardson.. she's no Deb Blummer. I can't stop fighting for what's write... I did take a few years off to recop from TV shows, rock bands and politics.
Many in town know me.. for good and bad, but this time things seem to be different, I have a workable, will of the voter plan and many have read about it and have seen the web site. The vast majority of educated layman, I think are angry at the State House and how they are running a muck. So... my chances are better today, than 2002. And will try my best to get elected. I do appreciate your comments and support.

Peace

jim

 
At October 27, 2008 at 12:41 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

Derek,

Yes sir... I'm trying my best...
to be seen.

I appreciate your support Derek

Peace
jim

 
At October 27, 2008 at 1:41 PM , Blogger Rick said...

Not politically correct to say this I know, but I have to say, your fiancée, not what I expected at all. Guess that proves I have been stereotyping you in a biased way. After talking to her on the Common on Sunday, I can’t help but think you must have something going for you since she is intelligent, articulate, funny, polished, knowledgeable about your positions, and honest about what she does not know. Too smart a woman to be with anyone who does not have something going for him so you can’t be all bad. I must also say she is adorable and sexy at the same time, a very unique combination! Hope you don’t take offense at that, not meant in a derogatory way. Good luck, she convinced me that you should have my vote.

 
At October 27, 2008 at 5:28 PM , Blogger John said...

Where do I sign up to meet this fiancee? Just kidding. I'm an old fan, and glad to see you resurface. Like your platform, and you have my vote, even without meeting the fiancee. To victory on the 4th!

 
At October 27, 2008 at 7:42 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

Rick, I'm a lucky guy at this stage in life. To find someone who puts up with my passions both political and personal is a gift from our maker.
She's been and will always be my right hand and I will cherish her for the rest of my life.

John, I guess you have to get in line to meet her... she's more popular than I.

Thank you both for the support and the complements on my choice in a women.

Peace

Jim

 
At October 28, 2008 at 4:56 PM , Blogger Framingham resident said...

Good ideas, but you need to get more visible! I think you have a shot if people read your web or see a brochure. They need to know you are about more than just pot! You have my vote

 
At October 28, 2008 at 10:23 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

FR,

I was at Town Meeting tonight... in the lions den.. sort of speak.
I handed out 500 pieces yesterday and will do 500 a day until the end.
I'm trying my best.. will be on the Common on Saturday handing out stickers.

Thanks for the support

Peace

jim

 
At October 29, 2008 at 9:28 AM , Blogger Arnold said...

Man, you sure have big ones, setting up a table of your stuff in democratic territory, and holding your own without an argument. I am an old hand in the political arena and not shocked by much anymore, but you did surprise me last night. If you can navigate that kind of mind field without a bloody confrontation, then you should be able to create some coalitions on the Hill to accomplish things. You were not there when the meeting ended, which I assumed was because you packed it in and went home having accomplished your goal, but guess I should check, you did get out alive didn’t you? Seriously, nice job last night of showing people you are willing to listen to them, no matter which side of the fence they are on. People expected a confrontation or some over the top drama created by you to garner attention. But you showed them you meant what you say, you are going to represent your constituents, ALL your constituents, even those you don’t agree with. I think you could beat her if you had another month to get your message out there. You should have started earlier. That being said, I hope you prove me wrong and win this thing. You won my vote simply by the example you set last night of someone looking to reach out to all the voters in your district.

 
At October 29, 2008 at 10:08 AM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

Arnold,

Yes we made it out alive and it was even funnier when a women from another meeting told me I wasn't allowed to be there, my sign was not allowed and even asked me if I had permission. She also said I wasn't allowed to put my signs on the Common. I love democracy... even when I have to fight my way in. At my age, and maturity, I can't get into creating outrageous scenes any more... I'll leave that to the others. We packed it in early, my feet have major blisters from walking the district and I was in pain just standing there. But it was great to have some supporters come over and chat and even better to see the elected one party ruling elite there,some who have been on my show, completely shocked that I was there and did their best to ignore me. I love democracy..
Town's people and even Chief Carl, who disagree with some of my positions, acknowledge, that I 'm wright about many things and history has and will continue to prove me out. I'm not into making war with anyone, but by being there and not backing down to conventional polictical correct thinking, allows people to come out of their shell and at least, think about the alternatives. I honestly thought, someone would run against Pam and just couldn't allow another race for this district be un challenged. It serves no one, except them and we ALL know, they are part of the problem and not the solution. And lastly, I truly believe that if elected, I can produce results that will benefit Framingham, (all) that the current rep couldn't and wouldn't be able to do.
I appreciate your vote of confidence Arnold and will not let you down if I get in.

Peace
jim

 
At October 29, 2008 at 11:41 AM , Blogger Harry said...

aren’t you the old hippie pot head. what’s with the suit and tie last night. trying to hard to be one of them. but you got guts i’ll give you that. not a doper myself but see no reason to stop other people if that is there choice not jack daniels. tell me why I should vote for you. don’t want to know whats wrong with richardson I already know that. just tell me what you will do for me and my family. we are struggling to pay the mortgage on a house not worth what we owe on it. wife lost her job and i am about to lose mine. could just survive on 1 salary but can’t make it on none.you must be rich if you don’t need to take the salary but we are not. what are you going to do for me

 
At October 29, 2008 at 2:55 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

Harry,

Yes I am the old hippie stoner that has challenged the status quo for more than 20 years now here in Framingham. The suite... well, when in Rome... dress like a king. I'm very sorry to hear about your dilemma. And no.. I'm not rich at all. My mortgage is more than the house is worth also. My fiance works so I may give up my 70K a year job to be your representative and feel all the legislator's and Senate should take a 50% cut in salary. I will most likely find some part time work to make ends meet, but the kids are gone and we live a very frugal lifestyle.
My only solution to offer you is to cut government spending, help reduce the cost of tolls by demanding tolls on 93 and Rte 3.If your a senior, I will support a 2k tax relief program, stop funding the Quin Bill, combine State Police with Sheriff's Office and propose legislation to hold elected officials more accountable for their actions and not allowing huge golden parachutes and by-out deals if an elected official is found guilty of a felony. Things being as they are, the Fed's are the only people who can bail out mortgages. The State as you will hear shortly is in very deep s.it and cuts will be deep and severe. My only hope is to make sure that the voices in my district are heard and represented at the State and Local level and would take the fight to Washington, if need be, to get as much help for this district as I could and on that I give my word.
I wish I could be more reassuring about the future, for ALL of us, but the people who we have elected and continue to elect, do the working man, very little good.
Hopefully with enough pressure on the Fed's and more oversight we will come out of this mess better and stronger.

Jim

 
At October 29, 2008 at 5:19 PM , Blogger 50 stud said...

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At October 30, 2008 at 12:19 PM , Blogger Adam from 01701 said...

I think you have my support, but tell me a little more. Yes, you have good ideas, and yes, we need a change. But as the new guy on the block, how will you make changes happen, specifically? Nothing moves fast now, and that is wrong, it should move. But teaching and old dog new tricks is not easy. Richardson was new blood a short time ago and she failed miserably. I don’t need to know why she failed, I can see that for myself. You have some experience at making things happen, but not as part of the insider group, the legislatures themselves. What new tricks are you going to bring to the House to change that slow, tedious, unproductive way they currently do business? Nice touch with the sample ballot by the way.

 
At October 30, 2008 at 5:23 PM , Blogger 6th Middlesex constituent said...

Time to put up or shut up. I vote for you, what benefit do I get that I don’t get if I vote for Richardson?

 
At October 30, 2008 at 9:42 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

Adam,
Thanks for the note. First, I truly believe that most legislators want to do good by their constituents and for the greater good of all the people in the state. I also believe, as the voter approved, non connected, independent, non party guy that I would be, I would be free to say and do what I like, or what you want, without having some ranking Rep or House Speaker impede me. I believe now, in the House, some are afraid to stand up and be heard because of reprisals handed out by the inner circle. I believe by me just being there, it offers those who want to step out of their comfort zone a sanctuary or safe zone perhaps,which could be supported by their constituents and fellow Reps. I think 100 or so are believers in the system, and just think what they will think if a nobody, not funded by lobbyists, Unions, or big business, were to get elected. They would have to think…if he can do it, anyone can.... and two years goes by real fast these days.

The State and country are in deep dog stuff and ALL of us will have to make concessions and help our neighbor on issues that everyone can agree on, like Toll equity on the Pike. Tolls on Rte 93 and Rt 3 are a must ... now. In two months they will raise the tolls again... and our bond rating will still suck. On drunk drivers and sex offenders.. .they must be taken off our streets... now. On the issue of foreclosure, the "Buyers Clubs" in each Town now. We ALL need to step up and help preserve our communities... now. A increase in alcohol tax to help with funding local critical programs for the people.. now. On some issues I believe, we can create an effective coalition and overpower the ineffective good old boy group.
Many years ago, the Senior Rep. Marie Parente proposed a bill that would allow law enforcement to take someone from a traffic stop to a medical facility and draw their blood and check for drugs. I set up a picket line around her home in Milford, not hundreds mind you, just big enough to get it on the front page. I testified against that bill at the House and was even recognized by her as the "young man who picketed my house" and the Bill was killed.

My point, some need a little extra help in their decision making process and a good protest is always helpful I find. The House leadership is going to change soon and the great sucking sound heard round the world will create a new face to an otherwise ugly painting. Power will shift, other voices, YOURS, will be heard and with the financial problems getting worse by the day, and in a few weeks you will see what I mean, they will have to cave to public opinion and get their collective act together. And I believe a new comer like me, who has voter support, CAN, get some things done... now.

I'm Jim Pillsbury and I approved this message.

Thanks for the question Adam 01701

 
At October 30, 2008 at 10:00 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

6th Constituent Thanks for the question and support. You get.. what you have right now... communication. I will listen and act on your behalf, with honesty, integrity, hustle, wisdom and without fear of the in crowd. I only report to you... Not Sal

You got that with Pam?

You get someone who has actually gotten some things done... against major obstacles and forces. I'm one of the founding fathers of the decrim effort now at a ballot box in your precinct. I'm the first person to ever do a Public Policy Initiative here in Framingham. I was part of a very small group that stopped DARE. I helped to expose Finneran's actions as Speaker. It takes determination to succeed.

Got that with Pam?

I'm really no different than the next guy, but I have kyunnes to stand up for the voters of this district.

Got that with Pam?

I will do my best to represnt ALL the voters in my district, on that I give my word.

Peace

Jim

 
At October 31, 2008 at 9:14 AM , Blogger 6th Middlesex constituent said...

Thanks Jim. You answered my questions and made some very valid points. You earned my vote

 
At October 31, 2008 at 4:54 PM , Blogger John said...

Nice to have those short videos. Impressive amount of information you are getting out there in a short time. I figure the more willing you are to let us know what you think, and the more available you are to us, the better for all of us. You are doing a good job, keep up the good work. I was undecided about you until seeing the brochure, the web site and the blog, and the amount of time and effort you are putting into keeping it up to date and fresh and new information on it. Anyone willing to do this has to be serious, so I am now a decided voter, you have my vote. Don’t let us down.

 
At October 31, 2008 at 5:48 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

John,

Thanks for the note and your support. I don't have much time... and we need to keep this thing current and informative. I wouldn't stand any chance without this forum... and if elected, it will be the way people like you, get information you and I need to know quickley.

I commit to any who vote for me... I will not back down or let you down. Not a shallow political promise.. but my word.

Peace to you sir.

Jim

 
At October 31, 2008 at 11:40 PM , Blogger Syracuse said...

whats with the alchohol tax? aren't we taxed to much now? and why industrial hemp?

 
At November 1, 2008 at 8:57 AM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

Syracuse,


Thanks for the questions... We need to raise some quick money... and not hit cigarettes again. We need to fund, some AA treatment, help parents with the extra's like sports. music and buss fees. Cigs have been the whipping boy of the Legislators to long. Taxes are unfortunately a necessary evil and alcohol has not had an increase in Taxes for years and tears. Why Hemp? Most ALL of our paper, building materials, paints, clothing can be made from the Hemp plant. The oil from the seed can run our cars and heat our homes, power generators. Hemp seed/oil is the most nutritious food in the world. Just this week, I discovered and manufactured hemp pellets for pellet stoves. It will allow us to return to more agriculture based society. The plant grows anywhere, with no pesticides and watering. Takes in the Co2 and is completely recyclable. It would provide a good income to the farmers, create small micro business and everything that is made of it, would not be toxic.

Make sense?

Jim

 
At November 1, 2008 at 2:19 PM , Blogger concerned constituent said...

Just saw you on the Common. Nice presence. People do notice, even if they don't stop. I think you may surprise a lot of people in this race. I have decided you have my vote for two reasons. First, you stands are based on common sense, and we lack that now. Second, your tenacity, you keep doing what you say you will do, showing up when you say you will, answering your blogs and updating your website. May I say that our opponent does neither of those last two things. Thanks for giving us a choice. And although your chances are slim this time, I hope you consider running again, earlier,next time around.

 
At November 1, 2008 at 3:56 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

CC,

Thanks for the note and being seen is what I do best these days. Slim are my chances.. .but I am very encouraged by the response of the voters who have stopped and picked up stickers and said hello. I believe the message of "change for the better" is sinking in and the lack of response from Pam, has helped me immensely. I will do what I can the next few days and hope that I have reached enough voters to win.

Peace CC

And thanks again for your support

Jim

 
At November 2, 2008 at 12:24 PM , Blogger no name listed said...

nice web site, nice blog, sucky newspaper. can't beleive those losers stopping you from commenting, but they can't stop you from winning, no matter what they do. just keep listening to us, and responding, and being available and you can win this. richardson is too busy with the old way of doing politics to even pretend to pay attention to us. she should go the way of wilkerson, she is just as unethical because she ignores the people she is suppose to represent. government needs to change back to what it was meant to be, and although I don't know much about you, seems you beleive that also, so you get my vote. and the metro west daily gets a cancelation of my subscription. don't waste time on them until after the election is over. there are other more impotant battles we need you to win, mostly beating the incumbent. good luck on the 4th and you have my vote

 
At November 2, 2008 at 3:53 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

No Name... Thanks for the support and the encouragement... I will fight to the end... for the voters here in Framingham.

Peace
jim

 
At November 3, 2008 at 8:51 AM , Blogger Derek said...

Keep up the good work. This could be a fight to the finish. Great ideas and an honest platform, partnered with a man who does what he says makes this an easy choice. You would have won this if you had started earlier and reached enough people. Hope to see your presence at the polling places tomorrow. This could prove to be the most interesting race of all!

 
At November 3, 2008 at 9:51 AM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

Derek,

We will have signs at each location and I will have a group from 7AM on at King. I've hand delivered 3400 pamhlets another 300 today. I figure between the TV Show,9K my running in 2002,4K the poor coverage from the paper,15K Question 2,5K etc, I know many people have heard of me in Town. Lets see if they all count.

Thanks for your kind support

Peace
jim

 
At November 3, 2008 at 2:11 PM , Blogger Adam from 01701 said...

Got a brochure from you today and like what it says and what people here seem to be saying, Metro West Daily, no big deal, they are a biased paper and everyone already knows that, so if they endorsed you that would have been a disadvantage in my book. Good luck tomorrow, you have our votes, although I think you started too late to make a difference, but what do I know. Think about running next time, and start much earlier. Give people the chance to see you are about more than one issue and you would have significant support. Like your ideas on Farm 2 School, home school tax credits, alchohol tax and Mass Pike issues. I agree with your idea to not take a salary. That is true in the majority of states. We need to turn things around here in Mass, and maybe you will be the first step in doing that. But you should have given us voters more of a chance to get to know your positions and your stands. Support is something you earn, and I am not sure you can earn enough to win this announcing only 2 weeks before the election.

 
At November 3, 2008 at 3:39 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

Adam,

We'll see... it's not like the majority of people don't know the name. And I honestly thought, someone would run against Pam. Starting earleir may have lost some of the voters... between train wreck news and the constant political ads.. I think we get over loaded.. but who knows... It's be a shocker if it goes my way.

Peace
jim

 
At November 3, 2008 at 5:19 PM , Blogger Framingham resident said...

Well we are at the finish line now so it is in the hands of the voter. I think you did a great job getting your message out there, now it is our turn to get our message out there and vote for you. This town needs a change, and I am hoping you will be that change. Luck be on your side!

 
At November 3, 2008 at 6:13 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

Amen FR ........ Amen.

jim

 
At November 18, 2008 at 4:10 PM , Blogger John said...

I see your stuff about protesting the toll increase, but what about other things? Can you still get the home buying club up and running? I think it is a great idea, could get lots of support, and it something you could do now when we need it, not wait for 2010.

 
At November 18, 2008 at 5:04 PM , Blogger Derek said...

What’s happening with the wind turbine alternative energy stuff in Framingham? It is getting cold, and I am worried about heating my home and feeding my family without a job. I could care less about the tolls right now, I have no work to commute to. Why doesn’t anyone give a dam about me and my kids and our problems?

 
At November 23, 2008 at 9:59 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

Derek,

The wind by law is not taking shape and when the ad hoc committee submits their report, I will be there. Try to remain positive in your search for employment and find strength in your family to do the best you can in these troubled times.

jim

 
At November 23, 2008 at 10:04 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

John,

I am looking into the buyers club group everyday. It seems that their ARE people buying the best of the best and even bidding wars are breaking out. I think I will find that only the damaged and run down house's will be available. It may be fruitful to see what changes the new administration roll out in the coming weeks to deal with foreclosures. It may be a better time after January to get this going.

jim

 

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