State Representative Dykema Supports Westborough Veterans With Tax Work-Off Program Made Possible by VALOR Act

October 6, 2012

Westborough – State Representative Carolyn Dykema applauds the recent efforts of Westborough selectmen to offer a veteran’s tax work-off program. The proposed initiative was made possible by Amendment 14 that Representative Dykema (D-Holliston), Representative Matthew Beaton (R-Shrewsbury), and Representative George Peterson (R-Grafton) and became part of the pro-veteran Bill H.4088, known as the VALOR Act. This significant work reflects the strong partnership between state and town elected officials and Representative Dykema’s record of bipartisanship.

“Local veterans have worked hard to protect our freedom,” said Representative Dykema. “Legislation like the VALOR Act is one of the ways that we can give back to the heroes in our community.” The VALOR Act offers several provisions, such as better access to financial assistance for small businesses, easy transfer between schools district- and nation-wide for the children of military families, better opportunities for service-disabled veterans, and a relief fund for defraying food, housing, medical, and other costs that veteran and reserve service members and their families bear.

“Local towns do as much as possible to help our veterans,” said Westborough Selectman Tim Dodd, “but we can only do as much as we can afford. The VALOR Act made it possible for us to create change for this part of our community through concrete funding.”

State Representative Dykema was elected in 2008 and has been a strong voice for the 8th Middlesex District ever since. Further information about her vision and record can be found on her campaign website at