I mentioned earlier this month that GOP candidate Dean Tran had won the state senate seat left vacant by Jen Flanagan but before I leave the subject I’d like to say something about the former State Senator now on the Massachusetts Cannabis Commission.
I had covered and interviewed Senator Flanagan several times in the past my last had been after the 2014 debate in Leominster
As you might guess while I had little in common politically with Ms. Flanagan it’s worth noting that Flanagan never shrunk away from those who opposed her politically. She was happy to appear at Tea Party forums to engage and make her case to political opponents at a time when Democrats and media Nationwide were demonizing the Tea Party.
Fortunately for the GOP most Democrats nationally weren’t classy or smart enough to do the same. Which is one of the reasons the GOP have a majority today.
She was a class act and will do an excellent job on the commission, I wish her luck.