"As someone who grew up in Truro working in his family's restaurant, Cyr knows the trials and tribulations of trying to live and work year round on the Cape. He also knows how government works, having served as an intern in the White House and as director of policy and regulatory affairs for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health's environmental health division. His experience there, and as deputy director of the Department of Public Health's government affairs division, are particular important to the Cape, where environmental health issues - including cancer rates and water quality, both drinking and marine - are key to our economy and quality of life.
Cyr knows how Beacon Hill operates and knows many of the key players. His opponent, Anthony Schiavi, has a strong background in public service and clear leadership skills, but we believe that as a Democrat, Cyr will be better positioned to represent the interests of the Cape and Islands in the State Senate."