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Dennis A. Rosa

Age: 60

Address: 109 Country Lane,


Party affiliation: Democrat

Occupation: Owner of American Auto Body & Repair, DJ's Auto Parts Auto parts are components of automobiles. They mainly are, in alphabetic order (only car specific articles or articles with car section):
  • Air filter
  • Automobile self starter
  • Bell housing
  • Brakes
  • Bucket seat
  • Bumper
  • Buzzer
  • Battery
 & Body Supplies and Eagle Realty Trust.

Education: Leominster High School Leominster High School (also known as Leominster High or LHS) is a public high school located in Leominster, Massachusetts. It is the only secondary educational institution found in Leominster. It is situated on a sprawling 26-acre campus in the western area of Leominster. ; associate's degree as·so·ci·ate's degree
An academic degree conferred by a two-year college after the prescribed course of study has been successfully completed.
 in business technology from Mount Wachusett Community College Mount Wachusett Community College is a two-year community college in Gardner, Massachusetts. It offers associate degrees as well as a transfer program for students to earn credits for transfer to other colleges.  in Gardner.

Political Experience: 19-year member of the Leominster City Council; appointed to the city's Industrial Development Commission, served eight years.

Issues: Finances: holding down spending, maximizing state aid. Does not support ballot initiative to eliminate income tax, but favors rolling back taxes to 5 percent as voters indicated in a referendum vote. Other concerns are exploring options for alternative energy, veterans' issues and public safety. Supports civil unions, but believes marriage is between a man and a woman. Supports the death penalty in extreme cases, such as murder involving rape, murder of a police officer and murder involving a hate crime.

Ballot Questions:

Income tax repeal: No.

Marijuana decriminalization decriminalization n. the repeal or amendment (undoing) of statutes which made certain acts criminal, so that those acts no longer are crimes or subject to prosecution. : No.

Ban on dog racing dog racing, trials of speed between dogs. Now contested on oval tracks, the sport developed from the ancient practice of coursing, in which specially trained dogs chase game animals in the open field. : Undecided.

Personal: Widower of Deborah (Kinsey) Rosa, two children, two grandchildren

Campaign Web site is

Claire M. Freda

Age: 60

Address: 117 Debbie Drive,


Party affiliation: Unenrolled

Occupation: Real estate appraiser A person selected or appointed by a competent authority or an interested party to evaluate the financial worth of property.

Appraisers are frequently appointed in probate and condemnation proceedings and are also used by banks and real estate concerns to determine the market
 and broker.

Education: St. Bernard's High School, Fitchburg; fellow in the senior executive program at Harvard University's JFK School of Government.

Political experience: Leominster School Committee, six years; Leominster City Council, 15 years; Massachusetts Municipal Association, 1996 to present; appointed to the Governor's Local Government Advisory Commission and served as chairwoman.

Issues: Understands citizens' frustrations with government and feels budget priorities need to be better established. Other concerns: funding for public education; veterans' issues; infrastructure repair to reservoirs, roads and bridges; drinking water drinking water

supply of water available to animals for drinking supplied via nipples, in troughs, dams, ponds and larger natural water sources; an insufficient supply leads to dehydration; it can be the source of infection, e.g. leptospirosis, salmonellosis, or of poisoning, e.g.
 issues; increased support for public safety. Supports civil unions. Opposes death penalty but supports strengthening the penal system.

Ballot questions:

Income tax repeal: No.

Marijuana decriminalization: No.

Ban on dog racing: Yes.

Personal: Widow of Vietnam combat veteran Ronald Freda; daughter and son, one grandson.

Campaign Web site is


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Title Annotation:VOTERS GUIDE
Publication:Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, MA)
Date:Nov 2, 2008
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