An Open Letter to the Voters of the 8th Middlesex District and Candidate Martin Lamb
Rep. Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston) respondes to Candidate Marty Lamb's request for a clean campaign.
Submitted by the Dykema Campaign Committee.
Dear Mr. Lamb:
I recently received your request to sign on to a “Clean Campaign Pledge.”
My previous runs for office in 2008 and 2010, as well as for local office, have always reflected my
belief that the way I conduct my campaign should demonstrate how I will act in office. I have worked
hard to run substantive, respectful, issue-based campaigns and have never resorted to negative
campaigning. Voters Iʼve talked with have appreciated campaigns that are free of distracting
gimmicks and contrived campaign pledges.
As such, there is one, and only one pledge that I will make to the voters in the district. It is the same
pledge that I have made since being first elected to public office:
In each and every instance, I pledge to act in the best interest of
the citizens of Holliston, Hopkinton, Medway, Southborough and
Westborough and to uphold the Constitution of the Commonwealth and the
Constitution of the United States of America.
I am heartened to hear that you now see the value in an issues-based campaign founded on ideas
and a vision for our future. A campaign of ideas requires civil discourse, free of mudslinging and
name-calling. I hope that you will sincerely join me in engaging the citizens of this district in
constructive and respectful conversations about issues that are important to all of us, including
creating jobs, educating our children, and protecting our environment.
Carolyn C. Dykema
8th Middlesex District