October 27, 2010 — GateHouse News Service’s Wicked Local Plymouth endorses Maryanne Lewis for the 10th Congressional District Seat
By the GateHouse News — Wicked Plymouth Local
DECISION 2010: Maryanne Lewis for 10th Congressional SeatWe endorse Maryanne Lewis, who is an independent, unenrolled candidate for the 10th Congressional District. We believe she will provide a clear voice and a fresh perspective – so badly needed in Congress.
A former Democrat who served for eight years as state representative in the 11th Norfolk District (1995-2003), Lewis, 47, stands out among the candidates, and it’s our view that she has the experience, savvy and toughness to get things done in Congress.
…During her tenure on Beacon Hill, Lewis helped to create jobs through establishing and/or reforming tax policy so that Massachusetts could become “a more user-friendly business state.” She was the first woman to chair a committee in her first term in the House. She was not afraid to take on the issues and was not afraid to fight for what she believed in, no matter what party got in her way. She’s the first to tell you she may not have been the most liked, but that she was well respected by her colleagues.
The mother of two teenagers, Lewis – who is a lawyer and runs her own consulting practice – is outspoken and not afraid to voice her opinion. We were impressed with her depth of knowledge on the important issues facing the 10th District and the country. Lewis’ forthright manner, determination to make a difference and proven leadership skills put her ahead of her opponents.
…If you believe Capitol Hill is broken and are tired of all the partisanship, then we urge you to support Maryanne Lewis; we believe she is the right voice for our district.