Cole said her first priority will be to fight against Patrick’s proposed budget.
“We can’t afford this increase in taxes to support the governor’s bloated budget; we need to bring some accountability,” she said. “My priorities will be: Protect the taxpayer, be accountable to where their money is going and be a voice for the citizens of Peabody.”
Gravel said he will also fight against Patrick’s tax increases.
“I agree there’s no room for new taxes today,” he said. “We have an economy that is just on the verge of coming back.”