Congressman Jim McGovern visits Sutton
Re-districting puts Sutton and Millbury in the same district as Worcester
BY KEVIN KOCZWARA
Congressman Jim McGovern (left) talks with constituents on Tuesday morning in Sutton. Third Congressional District Representative Jim McGovern visited the Sutton Center Store and Deli on Tuesday morning as part of his visit to Sutton. The visit was hosted by Sutton Town Administrator Jim Smith, who worked with McGovern when Smith worked in Fall River, which was part of McGovern’s district before the state legisla- ture was forced to re-draw the district map when Massachusetts lost a seat in the House of Representatives after the 2010 census. Millbury and Sutton will become part of the newly shaped Second Congressional District.
McGovern has close ties to Sutton and expressed his pleasure in being able to serve the town now that it is part of his district. McGovern’s parents grew up in Sutton before moving to Worcester, where McGovern was raised, and he stills has relatives who live in town. Before, Sutton was part of Representative Richard Neal’s district, whose office is in Springfield.
“I am getting some new great places, including Millbury and Sutton,” said McGovern. “Hopefully I’ll be the their new congressman in November and hit the ground running.”
McGovern has one challenger in the upcoming election in November is William
Feegbeh, who is also a Democrat.
McGovern followed up his visit to the Sutton Center Store with a trip to Sutton’s Town Hall to meet and introduce himself to the various departments in town.