Today Alex Vispoli, Republican candidate for the State Senate in the Second Essex and Middlesex district, raised objection to the state budget not being in print for 24 hours. Vispoli believes there needs to be more transparency in the process.
“The people of Massachusetts have the right to know how $32 billion is being spent. No one other than the 6 conference committee members know what is in the bill. This is why I am pushing for the plan to restore legislative integrity,” said Vispoli.
The House just passed the budget with only 3 votes against it. State Rep. Paul Adams voted against, but failed to speak out about it not being in print for 24 hours. He could have objected to the suspension of the rules to take up the bill.
“We need leadership at the State House. Why didn’t he object? How could anyone know if the No vote was correct when the bill was not in print for 24 hours?” questioned Vispoli.
“As an Andover Selectman, I have a proven track record of getting results. I have not been a back-bencher. I actually accomplish things. We need a Senator who will not just vote on matters, but also lead,” added Vispoli.
Vispoli was first elected to the Andover Board of Selectmen in 2004. On the board, he has led initiatives including: consolidation of Andover’s IT organization and infrastructure, creation of the Andover Economic Development Council, I93 proposed interchange project, opening the Old Town Hall on Saturday mornings, creation of Andover’s Design Review Board, reduction in Town owned vehicles, and annual citizens mid – year review for major project updates, regionalization opportunities with surrounding towns – including North Andover shared DPW resource.
Vispoli was also elected the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA) Board of Directors and the Massachusetts Selectmen’s Association (MSA) Board of Directors in 2011. He is currently the District 2 Representative (Essex and Middlesex Counties) for the MSA. He is a member of the Governor’s Local Government Advisory Commission and MMA’s Policy Committee on Municipal and Regional Administration.
Professionally, Vispoli has been in the information technology business for 25 years. He currently holds the position of Vice President of Sales for a Boston-based technology company. Vispoli earn his Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Nazarene College. Most importantly, Vispoli is a devoted husband and father of 4 children.