Now that Will has announced he is running for the House of Representatives, I want to thank him for his thoughtful and principled service to his constituents, communities and the commonwealth. His is a fine record to run on, but most people may not know much about it. As a state rep and senator, he has cast votes on many bills and given significant input to the legislature. I think the voters should know more about that, and so am requesting Will to post his voting record here and on his campaign site.
His and all other state representatives and senators voting records are in theory official documents, but the legislature does not make them easy to find. You can, however, see a tabulation of the 2011-12 ones – at least the roll call votes – at Progressive Massachusetts’ web site: http://www.progressivemass.com/2/2013/03/29/houserollcall2011-12/, tabulated and rated from a progressive point of view. (Senate votes are at http://www.progressivemass.com/2/2013/03/29/2011-2012senaterollcall/, but Will wasn’t a yet member for most of them.)
These are only the recorded votes. Most votes were by voice, hence not tabulated. Maybe Will can publish his voting record and also indicate how he came down on some of the unrecorded votes. Candidates don’t ordinarily do that, but Will is no ordinary candidate.