The following press release was sent by Rep. James McGovern (D-Worcester), incumbent candidate for representative from the Third Congressional District.
McGovern announces bid for reelection
Congressman Jim McGovern formally announced today his bid for reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives in Massachusetts’ 3rd Congressional District at JimMcGovern.com/announce.
“Today, I’m proud to officially announce my candidacy for Congress because I’m anxious to keep fighting: to grow jobs, to help small businesses, to increase renewable energy, and to expand biotechnology.”
“I’m impatient. I’m impatient to get things done -- to cut through bureaucratic red tape to get people back to work and to see our economy flourish. I’ve heard a lot of rhetoric about what some people are ‘against.’ Instead, my focus is on progress, growth, development, and the future.”
In a web-only video released today announcing his candidacy, McGovern stated his strong desire to see private sector expansion in the United States, rather than overseas.
McGovern said that his agenda for the upcoming term would be aggressively focused on bringing economic security and growth to the 3rd Congressional District. “We need to invest in infrastructure, and we need to invest in education. And to the extent we skimp on education, we’re going to lose our competitive edge.”
McGovern’s announcement video also features interviews with Hopkinton businessman Dan Brown and Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives head Kevin O’Sullivan, who discuss McGovern’s work to develop new jobs.
“With Jim McGovern’s help, what we’ve been able to demonstrate so far is job growth,” said Brown.
“I’m very proud of our team in Massachusetts, and I’m also proud that we were able to bring these jobs back from overseas because this helps us in the economy.”
McGovern said he would build on his legacy of working with private companies, developers, and investors throughout the 3rd Congressional District to stimulate growth.
McGovern also pledged to continue to be a leader in the fight to bring our troops home safely from Afghanistan. “I’m tired of nation-building over there; it’s time we do some nation building here in the 3rd Congressional District.”