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Report Emphasizes Dykema’s Grassroots Campaign

 November 1st, 2012

HOLLISTON – The Dykema campaign reported today that residents from the district made up 85% of the campaign’s donors for the period, compared with approximately 48% for her opponent, according to the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF) report. Dykema says the high percentage of in-district donors is evidence that her philosophy of foregoing special interest PAC money is exactly what voters are looking for.

“I’m honored by this overwhelming support from residents in the district, especially during these tough financial times,” said Dykema. “Each contribution reminds me of my responsibility to my constituents and to making their needs my top priority. Voters tell me that they expect me to thoughtfully consider all legislation, and to work across the aisle to deliver real results for our district. I’m proud of my record so far and I want to continue my work serving the needs of our

In a recent debate, Representative Dykema pledged not to be beholden to special interest groups that would tie her hands and prevent her from working collaboratively to find creative solutions to the problems local residents face. “The one pledge that I will always make, and it’s only one – is that I will do what’s in the best interests of the residents in this district.” said Dykema.

October 29 was the deadline for candidates for state office to file financial reports for the last period prior to the election (8/20/12 – 10/19/12) with OCPF, the state agency that reviews candidates’ and committees’ financial reports to ensure accurate disclosures and legal compliance.

State Representative Dykema was elected in 2008 to serve the 8th Middlesex District towns of Holliston and Hopkinton, and precincts in Southborough, Westborough and Medway. More information can be found on her campaign website at