Debate 7pm Tonight!

Tonight DoubleACS will stream the Debate from City Hall live. They can be found on channel 15 in Attleboro, YouTube and Facebook. The debate is sponsored by the United Regional Chamber of Commerce and will have all of the candidates for State Representative of Attleboro present. Ty is ready and excited to be a part of this event.

Article about debate from the Sun Chronicle: http://www.thesunchronicle.com/news/local_news/chamber-to-hold-state-rep-debate/article_d16c0f57-f4b9-5198-a299-b3a1266d7083.html

Endorsement: Jax Adele

Originally published in the Sun Chronicle on Feb 7th. http://www.thesunchronicle.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/letter-to-the-editor-endorsement-for-ty-waterman-state-rep/article_6e36c8df-a7ae-584d-9083-d0555c4c5e4b.html

SUBMIT YOUR OWN ENDORSEMENT OF TY TO OPINION@THESUNCHRONICLE.COM

To the editor:

I have known Ty Waterman for over a year as a colleague at the YMCA. Our departments don’t overlap often, I’ve been able to get to know him as a volunteer for his campaign.

Ty is very approachable. His friendly smile and caring disposition make you feel welcomed. It was no surprise to learn he is a social worker. A great listener, Ty not only considers what someone is communicating but also the emotional context and position behind it. He sweetly acknowledges others with nods and related questions.

His ability to connect with people and truly listen makes me confident in his ability to be a public servant as state representative for Attleboro. He wants to help everyone in our community. He’s already begun helping individuals offering resources and information to those who stop to talk to him in his travels.

His persistence and self-driven attitude toward campaigning shows he genuinely loves this city. The volunteers who have surrounded Ty during this time are wonderful neighbors who are supportive of Ty and his pledge. When Ty and I disagree we are able to meet, communicate openly and with respect. I encourage you to find out more about Ty by visiting tyattleboro.com.

Jax Adele

Attleboro

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Social club Yattleboro with Ty and Jan Waterman

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Jax and Ty holding signs in the center of the city

 

Campaign Thoughts – February 6th

Today was successful. Bill Burke drove, John Corrigan and I jumped out of the car repeatedly to knock on doors, drop off palm cards and meet the voters. We went to 68 homes, met a lot of interested people, and put up 8 signs. Our volunteers are making a big difference. I can’t do all of this on my own. Not even close. We have 10-12 volunteers holding signs every Saturday. Jax is terrific on social media. Bill handles our funds and purchases. Jan organizes the sign holders. What a team!

I feel a movement happening. People like the idea of a social worker running for public office. They like the idea of service to others. I tell every voter that each of them is important. If someone needs help, calls me and shares their problem, I will respond. I will do my absolute best to help them. That usually brings a smile because they know I am serious.
Today I met a merchant mariner who commutes weekly to work a boat leading bigger boats into New York Harbor. He badly wants a Democrat to replace what he considers a corrupt, angry, incompetent who holds national office for the next three years. He wants to help me get elected to the state house. I can’t change our President but we can make this a better country.
Then I met a senior woman who left her baking bread in the kitchen to answer the door. She has been expecting me to visit, read about me in the paper, and was happy to offer her lawn for a sign. She wants to elect me!
The Carpenters Union called while we were knocking on doors. The union rep found two more carpenters in Attleboro to take my signs. He also sent me a letter the New England Carpenters political staff wrote. The letter finished by saying:
“Ty understands what it means to serve others. He has worked for over thirty years as a social worker, helping shepherd folks from all walks of life, and making his community a better, more caring place. He gets how important it is to have a roof over your head, a good paying job, and the opportunity for a dignified retirement, having seen firsthand across the Commonwealth the effects of housing insecurity, unemployment, and poverty. We strongly encourage our members in the Second Bristol district to get out and vote for Ty Waterman.”
I am humbled. I can only say thank you for everyone that is helping and believing in me. Your help motivates me to work even harder for the average man, woman, and especially our children! Thank you.
                                                             All the best,
                                                                                   Ty
PS: Would you like to join our campaign team? Something special is happening in Attleboro. Call me at 508-577-1412. Anything you can do is helpful.