Patrick’s Day – Governor draws a big crowd at the Boys and Girls Club

October 15, 2010
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Governor Deval Patrick campaigned Saturday afternoon at the Jordan Boys and Girls Club on Willow Street.

The governor drew a nice crowd of his most avid supporters – organizers and zealous Chelsea backers – to the get together, which was held outside the club.

On a beautiful fall day under sunny skies, the governor went from person to person giving thanks for their support and making short remarks that the race was all about the future – and that the future was all about the democrats winning.

“We must continue the great work we have started and that people like you have carried on with so much energy and interest,” the governor told the crowd.

Indeed.

Governor Patrick has made perhaps a dozen visits to Chelsea in the past three months, easily becoming the governor who has come here more than any other in the city’s long history.

The governor spoke with Roy Avellaneda, his chief organizer in Chelsea, and he posed for photographs with other organizers, Gladys Vega, primary among them.

Vega, who leads the Chelsea Collaborative, brought at least two dozen organizers to the campaign stop, and then accompanied the governor to a Chelsea home where he attempted to register a new voter.

In fact, during the stop at the Boy’s and Girl’s Club, the governor aided a new voter to register by helping him to fill out the paperwork – a poignant moment not lost on those who gathered around him.

Earlier, the governor campaigned on Shirley Avenue in Revere where he was met by Speaker Robert DeLeo and about 100 supporters.

After finishing up at the club, the governor bid his farewell to the group and sped off with his motorcade for another campaign stop in Arlington.


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