Mike Barrett, Democratic candidate for state Senate, has announced that he and his supporters have finished a complete canvass of Democratic voters in the sprawling Senate district -- knocking on the doors of 19,747 individuals and making phone calls to 5,354 households -- in Bedford, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Lexington, Lincoln, Sudbury, Waltham, and Weston.
"Going door-to-door, I've met many different people: teachers, stay-at-home moms, firefighters, nurses, business people, technology experts, retired veterans, you name it," says Andrew Darnell, a Brandeis University senior and full-time Barrett volunteer.
He adds, "Mike has drawn a legion of young people to his campaign. It's great to see them involved in the political process."
Barrett, a former State Senator who’s spent the past 17 years working in healthcare and computers, has drawn endorsements by Cong. Barney Frank, former area State Senator Carol Amick, State Rep. Jay Kaufman, and former MA Secretary of Environmental Affairs James Hoyte.
When asked how he feels about the upcoming primary, Barrett expresses appreciation. "As I've gone door to door, residents have opened up to me about their concerns for the district," he says, "I'm smarter for it and grateful!"