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State Rep. Candidate Wyatt Speaks in Northborough

The Northborough Republican Town Committee sponsored Thursday's event with Wyatt, Fourth Middlesex District state rep candidate Matt Elder, and lieutenant governor candidate Karyn Polito.

Brad Wyatt. Photo by Michael Gelbwasser.
Brad Wyatt. Photo by Michael Gelbwasser.
Brad Wyatt says he's heard two questions a lot this week.

"Why are you running for state rep? And why are you running as a Republican? You'll never get anything done."

Wyatt is running for 12th Worcester District state representative. The district includes Berlin, Boylston, Clinton, Lancaster, Northborough Precincts 2 and 4, and Sterling Precinct 2. State Rep. Harold Naughton Jr. (D-Clinton), the incumbent, is running for attorney general.
 
"It's a little discouraging. Because p eople are like, 'I like you, Brad. I'll vote for you. But, you're never going to be able to accomplish anything," Wyatt said during a meet-and-greet at JJ's Sports Bar and Grill in Northborough.

"I hate to say it, but that's the attitude we've had in this state for a while, and we need to shift that off. We can make a difference. If we all work together, we can make a difference."

The Northborough Republican Town Committee sponsored Thursday's event with Wyatt, Fourth Middlesex District state rep candidate Matt Elder, and lieutenant governor candidate Karyn Polito.

Wyatt, of Boylston, said his campaign theme is "Good jobs, great schools, and lower taxes for working families."

"I don't know how many state reps have ever started a business, signed the back of a paycheck, created jobs. But, I'm going to be one of them up there. And I'm going to be their friend and be their voice," said Wyatt, president of the Osgood Bradley Building Corp. in Worcester.

Wyatt serves on the Berlin-Boylston Regional School Committee.

"I do think we have good schools. But I think there are so many things being pushed down from state government, whether it's mandated ELL testing, which is probably needed in some districts but not in all, that's a colossal waste of money in our district. There's teacher evaluations, and I just think this is going to be a bureaucratic nightmare for superintendents, principals that already have a lot on their plate," he said.

And on taxes, Wyatt said that "I believe that if every one of you guys had more money in your pocket, you'd probably go out and spend it somewhere, and we can get this economy going again."

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