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October 16, 2012

Martin Burke Joins The Noble Fray

by at 10:10 am.

If you are considering a protest vote, since Dave Nangle became the 2nd Dem (out of 128) state rep to endorse Scott Brown or maybe you have a “vote the bums out” sorta attitude, read on:

October 16th, 2012 at 9:25 am e
I’m the Martin Burke who is running against David. I’m a fiscal conservative and a social liberal.

We need to promote, encourage and enforce fairness and integrity in our system and our state. In order to be fair, accountability has to happen. This will ensure sustainability of worthy programming and the equitable distribution of funds to those who need them. There must be an end to the exploitation of programming.

Protecting our freedoms and personal rights is essential to democracy. These beliefs easily allow me to take Pro-Choice and Pro-Civil Union positions.

Professionally, I am a Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser. I own and operate a successful business on Merrimack Street in Downtown Lowell, servicing many local attorneys and most of our local lenders.

My commitment to the community has led me to be on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell, a Big Brother with Big Brother/Big Sister of Greater Lowell, a supporter of the Merrimack Valley Food Bank and Camp Paul/The Paul Center for Learning in Chelmsford, where my wife has worked for 15 years.

Any questions or concerns, please contact me directly. (978)758-9793 or MBurke@PriorityAppraisals.org

Thank you,
Martin Burke

Down page, Pablo wrote:

If the Seventeenth Middlesex is going to have a Republican rep, why not elect the real Republican instead of the fake Democrat?

Is it time for Democrats for Martin Burke?

Crossing party lines is hard for some. I know folks that WILL NOT do it. Burke is, dare I say, a moderate. A rare bird, not so much here in Mass, but in the larger context of the “post-tea party” GOP. If Unenrolleds and less staunch Dems gave him a vote, it could send a message to both “status quo” Dems, and extreme, “movement” Republicans.

Votes are sacred. What message do YOU want to send to Beacon Hill?

8 Responses to “Martin Burke Joins The Noble Fray”

  1. joe from Lowell Says:

    I can understand people having strong feelings about crossing party lines.

    I would suggest to such people that Dave Nangle’s endorsement of Scott Brown should be a problem for them.

  2. Joe S. Says:

    What a hoot! This race could evolve into a situation where the Republicans may vote for the Democrat (at least those who follow the lead of Scott Brown), the conservative Democrats may vote for the Democrat, but the liberal Democrats may vote for the Republican, and the Independents are the wild card.

  3. pablo Says:

    Let’s see.

    A self-described fiscal conservate and socially liberal Republican, versus a conservative Democrat who wants Mitch McConnell to be the next majority leader of the United States Senate?

    No brainer.

    Mr. Burke, good luck to you. Knock on every door you can between now and election day.

  4. MD Says:

    Nicely put, pablo! A true no-brainer indeed!

  5. Mimi Says:

    Ever since the Nangle announcement, I have wonder how much of his decision was impacted by Burke’s candidacy.

    Nangle’s base is not the progressive who live in his district as Paul, Chris, Lynne, I and countless of other like-minded residents.

    Nangle needs to make sure the un-enrolled, conservative base does not even look in Burke’s direction, never mind support him.

    I saw Burke on McDonough’s Citylife show a few weeks ago. I was impressed.

    For those who have not cast a vote in Nangle’s favor by leaving a blank ballot or who have written in someone’s else name, now have a third choice.

    I have a lot of thinking to do before election night.

  6. Lynne Says:

    “I’m a fiscal conservative and a social liberal.”

    That’s already a lot more liberal than Nangle. HA!

  7. Fran McDougall Says:

    Martin Burke sounds like a fine choice. Lowell would be wise to support him. There is no “I was agin him when it helped and now I’m for him when it’ll help ME.” Straight shooter.

  8. Martin Burke Says:

    Thank you to everyone for your sincere sentiments, advice, words of encouragement as well as your consideration. I do see David as a political coward as well.

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