Why I am running for State Representative of Attleboro…

Hi: My name is Ty Waterman. I’ve lived in Attleboro 16 years on Dorchester Ave. Jan and I love Attleboro, own an adopted 11 yr. old dog and a modest ranch home. I’m 69 years old, working as the Attleboro YMCA Social Worker. I love this work.

I’ve been a social worker for 31 years in Mass. (LSW Mass License). I worked for the Commonwealth for the first nine years, supporting Intellectually disabled residents at Wrentham State School and day programs/group homes in Boston. For the following 19 years I supervised foster homes for children/teens and disabled adults for a private agency. My favoirite DCF client was a three year old boy who could only say one word, “Dinosaur.” I help him become adopted by a wonderful family.
But I eventually chose to work in Attleboro, which led me to the YMCA. The first year I worked with homeless children, living in a hotel on route 1. We brought them to the YMCA’s summer camp while I got to know the gentleman on the third floor. This was real social work and I loved it!
But I want more. I want to improve state government so those children and struggling parents can have a better life. I want to help Attleboro residents retain good health insurance through the state’s health connector. I want to improve mental health resources for those suffering from depression, low self-esteem, and addictions. I want to help the homeless walking around Attleboro gain decent housing and hope.
I see empty storefronts in Attleboro and imagine the suffering that caused those shuttered doors. So, I want to help small businesses thrive within our city and offer jobs to our residents.
I decided to become part of the solution. I worked on four political campaigns in the past five years, helping progressive candidates become elected to higher office. I held signs for my favorite candidates, knocked on many a door in the city to advocate for candidates, and saw some new progressive leaders step forward in Attleboro.
I want to help increase funds to spark Attleboro’s school system, bringing back the classes and teachers we lost a few years ago. I want our Seniors to feel secure and safe in their Golden Years. I want to protect us from vicious attacks on our state health insurance. I want law-abiding immigrants to feel secure and become productive citizens.
I want all our children to grow up in safe, warm, and loving homes.
We deserve the very best life can offer. This is Massachusetts. This is America.
I AM DECLARING MY CANDIDACY FOR ATTLEBORO’s STATE REPRESENTATIVE.
Submitted by Ty Waterman  (LSW)

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