Falmouth selectman Susan Moran announces for Senate seat
Veteran Selectman and regional leader Susan Moran, whose record of success has been praised by both Democrats and Republicans, announced her candidacy for the Massachusetts state Senate on the steps of Falmouth Town Hall surrounded by supporters.
PLYMOUTH – Veteran Selectman and regional leader Susan Moran, whose record of success has been praised by both Democrats and Republicans, announced her candidacy for the Massachusetts state Senate on the steps of Falmouth Town Hall surrounded by supporters. The Plymouth-Barnstable Senate seat includes the towns of Falmouth, Bourne, Sandwich, Plymouth, Kingston and Pembroke and has been occupied by Sen. Vinny deMacedo, R-Plymouth, for the last five years.
“The issues of clean water, supporting our seniors, funding for public education, alternative energy, continuing to fight to bring help to those impacted by the addiction epidemic, solutions to regional transportation, safe bridges and affordable housing for our working families are not Republican or Democratic issues,” she said in her announcement statement. “Those are not red or blue issues. Those are our issues, and I will continue to fight for solutions and collaborate with leaders on both sides of the aisle to bring about results.”
In her second term as a Falmouth selectman and her first as a member of the Barnstable County Assembly of Delegates, the legislative body of the Cape Cod’s regional government, Moran has experience on important regional issues and has forged relationships with leaders throughout the region. “The next senator from the Plymouth-Barnstable district will have to work with leaders with a variety of philosophies,” she said. “One of the strengths of Sen. deMacedo was his ability to reach across the aisle to get results for his district. I pledge to continue that tradition while working tirelessly to support the issues important to the people of the Cape and the South Shore.”
Moran is a corporate attorney with more than three decades of experience in litigation, mediation and in helping small business. That experience has allowed her to bring what she terms an uncommon facilitating approach to government, helping to develop consensus and solve difficult issues. “I have built my reputation on constituent service through listening. I am not a career politician – I am a career problem solver. I look forward to meeting people throughout the district and hearing from them what is important,” she said, explaining that she is launching a district-wide listening tour to hear from residents in each town. “We will build a network of regional solutions based on what the people say is important.”
“I look forward to getting to know the people of the district,” she added, explaining that her listening tour will include walking through neighborhoods in each of the district’s six communities. “I will travel from sea to shining sea in this