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Hopedale's Wesley runs on economic issues

Tom Wesley. (click for larger version)
October 10, 2010
Hopedale hopeful Tom Wesley plans to bring jobs back to the United States, better prepare the workforce for those jobs, and assist the business community in maintaining them if he is elected to Congress in November.

Wesley won the Republican primary on Tuesday, Sept. 14, defeating Northampton's Jay Fleitman. Wesley will now face longtime U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Springfield, for the 2nd Massachusetts District, which includes Hampden and Worcester counties.

A veteran Naval pilot and sailor, Wesley said he hopes to help the United States reaffirm its position as a political, economic and moral leader on the global stage.

"That mantle of leadership falls on the United States," Wesley said.

The issues at the forefront of Wesley's agenda are those that are also on the minds of many Americans: the economy and job growth, homeland security, health care reform, and education.

With unemployment holding steady at approximately 9.5 percent nationally, Wesley said he aims to not only bring outsourced jobs back to domestic soil, but to make sure young people emerging into the workforce are equipped with the educational tools to handle those jobs.

For more on this story, please see Monday's Southbridge Evening News.

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