Duffy Messier: Race isn't over yet

Duffy Messier: Race isn't over yet

PAWTUCKET - With "a spirited Democratic primary" for House District 62 behind her, state Rep. Mary Duffy Messier says she wants to remind her supporters that she still has another race to win on Nov. 4.

"I have an independent challenger and I am taking nothing for granted," said Messier in a news release. "I am extremely grateful for the overwhelming support I was given in the primary last month, and I am all geared up for this next race. I am out knocking on doors, talking to my neighbors and addressing their concerns."

Messier said she met recently with her primary challenger, Travis Auty, who pledged his support for her in the general election.

"He was a very worthy opponent who raised some important issues during the campaign," said Messier. "But I believe my five years of dedicated service at the Statehouse and more than three decades of community involvement convinced the voters of my passion for helping to improve the quality of life in the city of Pawtucket."

Messier said she is a lifelong city resident who knows the needs of the community.

"As a retired teacher, a mother and a grandmother, I have the experience and the good common sense that is needed to make tough decisions that are in the best interests of the city," she said. "I will continue to fight for what is best to move Pawtucket forward."