Cape and Islands State Senator
Sunday May 1, 2016
3 P.M. TO 5 P.M.
400 East Restaurant & Bar
1421 Orleans Road
East Harwich, Massachusetts
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An Open Letter to Massachusetts Voters
My name is Sheila Lyons and I am officially announcing my candidacy for the Massachusetts State Senate, Cape and Islands district, 2016 election.
To be elected your State Senator is an honor and privilege that comes with great responsibility. Let me introduce myself and tell you why I am best qualified to represent you.
I grew up in the twilight of one of Boston’s best working class neighborhoods. My parents, and those of my friends, were children of the Depression. They knew first hand the anxiety of poverty and hopelessness of despair. In time, they experienced a reality; such conditions could be alleviated when we elect strong leaders who use the tools of government to work for the people and not the powerful. They taught me that when we work together, we grow strong together. My parents made sure I understood, that as a second-generation “New Deal” beneficiary, I had a responsibility to making the world a better place.
Since then, I have dedicated my life, private and public, to service. As a geriatric social worker, I worked over 20 years aiding and counseling senior citizens and their families struggling with the challenges of aging. I left work to raise my daughter and spent my free time volunteering as Girl Scout leader and school fundraiser, and on community action boards and Democratic committees on Cape Cod and elsewhere. Having spent the summers of my youth on Cape Cod, in 2003 I became a permanent resident of Wellfleet…..Read More