May 2, 2012
Dear Friends and Supporters,
A few months ago, I formed a committee to explore a possible run for Congress as a Democrat from the Fourth District.
I’m sorry to say that after much work, we have come to the conclusion that I will not be able to run for Congress at this time. The many other commitments I have, including a regular job, my family, and my duties in the Brookline town government, preclude my running.
Although I am disappointed not to be taking this step, I am heartened by the presence of other candidates, including one who has shown a commitment to the District by voting yesterday in Brookline’s municipal elections (in which I was re-elected to Town Meeting). I still care very deeply about the issues I brought up, and I hope the other candidates running will take some of those issues under consideration as well. This country still has problems when it comes to unemployment, access to education, health care, marriage rights, women’s rights, copyright, and our commitment to a manned space program. I would like to see the federal government and our eventual representative tackle these issues.
Thanks again to all of you who supported me, by collecting signatures and spreading the word about my campaign. I am truly blessed to have so many friends and supporters.
Michael A. Burstein