WHAT DOES JULIE HALL STAND FOR?

      I have been trying to figure out what Julie Hall believes and stands for. Not an easy task.
1. JULIE REFUSED TO DEBATE JEFF BAILEY ON TV IN FEBRUARY. THE MODERATOR, MAYOR PAUL HEROUX, DOES NOT KNOW WHY SHE REFUSED.
2. AT A RECENT CITY COUNCIL MEETING, JULIE ABSTAINED FROM VOTING FOR AN APRIL 3rd SPECIAL ELECTION TO ELECT A NEW STATE REP.
3.  JULIE ALSO ABSTAINED FROM PLACING THE DEBT EXCLUSION ON THE APRIL 3rd BALLOT TO FUND A NEW HIGH SCHOOL.
4. JULIE CITED A CONFLICT OF INTEREST LED HER TO ABSTAIN FROM THE VOTES. THE CITY COUNCIL VOTED 8-0 FOR THE APRIL 3rd ELECTION. AND THE 2 1/2 PROPOSITION OVERRIDE. I DON’T SEE A CONFLICT OF INTEREST.
5. JULIE HAS DECIDED NOT TO LEAVE THE CITY COUNCIL IF SHE IS ELECTED AS STATE REPRESENTATIVE. SHE DOES NOT SEE A CONFLICT OF INTEREST IN WORKING FOR BOTH THE STATE AND THE CITY AT THE SAME TIME. I DO SEE A CONFLICT OF INTEREST ON THIS ISSUE.
6. JULIE VOTED TO GRANT A PERMIT TO A NEW MEDICAL MARIJUANA FACILITY IN ATTLEBORO.
7. JULIE ACCEPTED A PAIR OF $1000 CAMPAIGN DONATIONS FROM AN EXECUTIVE OF THE SAME MARIJUANA COMPANY. SHE SEES NO CONFLICT OF INTEREST IN ACCEPTING THIS MONEY. I DO SEE A POTENTIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST.
8. WHEN CRITICIZED BY STATE REP. CANDIDATE JIM HAWKINS FOR ACCEPTING THE PAIR OF $1,000 CAMPAIGN DONATIONS, JULIE SAID, “I DON’T THINK ANY OF MY SUPPORTERS DO IT TO REWARD ME. WHAT WOULD THEY BE REWARDING  FOR?”. (I can’t imagine why they might give her that money!)
9. JULIE DOES NOT BELIEVE PRIMARIES ARE NEEDED IN MASSACHUSETTS. SHE BELIEVES THERE SHOULD BE ONLY ONE VOTE AND THE HIGHEST VOTE-GETTER IS ELECTED. SHE STATED THIS MARCH 4th ON WARA RADIO. JULIE DOESN’T THINK MANY PEOPLE UNDERSTAND WHY WE HAVE PRIMARIES.
10. JULIE STATED SHE WOULD NOT SUPPORT A MILLIONAIRE TAX IN MASSACHUSETTS. IF APPROVED ON A STATEWIDE BALLOT QUESTION, THE TAX WOULD SUPPORT TRANSPORTATION AND EDUCATIONAL NEEDS. JULIE SAID WE SHOULD FIND WASTE INSTEAD. (I support finding wasted money but still believe we need additional funding for schools).
MY CONCLUSION:
IN MY BRIEF ENCOUNTERS WITH JULIE HALL SHE SEEMS TO BE A NICE PERSON. SHE EVEN SUGGESTED TO ME RECENTLY THAT I OUGHT TO RUN FOR CITY COUNCIL.
BUT I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT SHE WOULD STAND FOR AS A STATE REPRESENTATIVE. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT SHE SUPPORTS. 
-Ty
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December 6 —  To the good citizens of Attleboro

       I had a great time going on the WARA 1320 AM yesterday! Paul Healy is witty, anything but average, and does a very credible job as a DJ/talk host. We opened with some baseball talk about Jackie Robinson and Ted Williams. Elvis Presley crept into the scene when I announced he was my all-time favorite singer. Paul H. countered with Elvis Costello. We laughed.
      Our conversation turned more serious when Paul asked if I supported Hillary or Bernie or some previous president I was temporarily stumped. Then in a flash I countered that John Kerry was my favorite statesmen. John was the brightest, most inquisitive deep thinker I ever met…. hands down! We spent an evening together when I was 23 and he was 28. That was the night I realized that being a “public servant” is a “higher calling”.
     I’m not kidding. It would be my greatest honor to represent Attleboro in the state house and help the good folk of our city navigate the Mass. government. I really like helping people. Perhaps I am a bit of a snowflake. Paul thought Howie Carr would call me a “flake”. So what? Who said it’s a bad thing to try and help the good citizens of Attleboro? Enuf said.
      I gave an impassioned pitch for the good work of the Larson Senior Center and the Attleboro Community Theatre. I mentioned the great work Lisa Nelson does out of Joe Kennedy’s office in Attleboro. I shared three state committees I’d like to be on… with the Education Committee and the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities leading my wish list.
     We talked about the Millionaire Tax that will be on the ballot next fall. It’s estimated to bring in roughly two billion dollars into Mass. transportation and city/town educational systems. If you make over a million bucks, you’ll help fix our state roads and schools. Then we wound our way back to Chapter 70 and Attleboro’s educational needs. We both agreed that every school system should teach civics as a graduation requirement. I promised to do everything within my power to help revise Chapter 70 and bring a bigger state revenue stream into our city schools.
     Elvis continued to croon in the background and after an hour I agreed to return and talk baseball sometime. Paul Healy makes time move fast. I’m going to listen to WARA 1320 AM more often!
On the campaign trail with Ty

Listen to the FULL radio show here, courtesy of WARA 1320am.