Just wouldn't be an election without her: Althea Garrison running for state senate

The Dorchester Reporter reports Garrison is running for the state-senate seat vacated by Linda Dorcena Forry. Demcratic state reps Nick Collins and Evandro Carvalho are also running, in the April 3 primary.

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Fraud

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Althea is "apparently" transgender, but never never ever talks about it. She is on the record opposing same sex marriage. It's 2018 Althea, it's time to come out and tell us that us why you think its ok for you to dress in womans clothes and womans wigs, while making no attempt to cover up your 5 o'clock shadow, but its not ok for gays and lesbians to marry other gays and lesbians.

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Transgender

Why should she feel obligated to talk about her sexuality or gender identity?

It would be odd to take a position against gay marriage and foolish too -- it's established law at this point and well accepted in the Commonwealth.

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Gender expression

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Not the same as sexuality or sexual preference.

Transgender persons often become transgendered before that matters and, as adults, display a wide range of sexual preferences.

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Not about sexuality

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Transgenderism does not necessarily have any relation to sexuality or sexual "preference" as you call it. There are straight, gay and bisexual transgender individuals.

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Complex?

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Not complex at all. Althea Garrison is a guy who wears womans clothes and presents as a woman. She favors blue and purple dresses and wears big wigs. I have met her a few times and even chatted with her once. She seems like a nice person but she has some serious issues.

As far as I know she never has acknowledged that she is transgender. She is totally uninformed and ignorant on issues. And she is a self identified conservative who is against gay marriage, against gun control, and against a womans right to choose abortion. She is incapable of putting together a coherent thought or sentence.

As a candidate for public office she is a total joke.

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So

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You are having troubles with the idea that he legally changed his name to Althea Garrison, dresses in women's clothes, and opposes gay marriage. If you are assuming that a man who identifies as a woman to the extent that he legally changed his name to Althea and dresses in women's clothes must by extension think that gun control, gay marriage and abortion rights are good, then yeah, Garrison is a bit too complex for your mind to process.

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She use to be a registered

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She use to be a registered Republican don't know why she switched teams though.

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Chris Lovett interview with Althea Garrison

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Interesting interview from October. She proudly states she has worked for the State Controller's office for 38 years. She then admits (for the first time I am aware of) that she runs the mail room. Lovett makes a comment that she must be getting exposure to policy issues by "osmosis"

As she shows in this interview, she is beyond ignorant when it comes to the details of public policy. She calls herself a "conservative American" who is against gun control.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcXLLYphsQU

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I wonder?

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Which one of these candidates will campaign at Red Line stations the Fairmount line and the High speed trolley line and talk to the riding public about fixing the terrible T.

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Althea

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If Mike Flaherty becomes District Attorney , Althea would get his City Council seat...She finished a very distant fifth place with 608 votes

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actually

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She got 18,000 votes.

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I don't care whether she's

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I don't care whether she's trans; not mentioning that isn't "fraud" any more than it's "fraud" for other candidates not to explicitly mention that they're cisgender.

What does bother me is near the bottom of that Dorchester Reporter article:

“When I moved to Uphams Corner it was basically all white; it’s not as good now,” she said, citing the crime in the neighborhood.

The other relevant fact from that article: if Pressley is elected to Congress, or Flaherty runs for and wins the DA job, Garrison will be on the city council without having to run for the vacated at-large seat, because she came in fifth in the last election.

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Althea

In my opinion he she can't be as bad as some of the screw balls that already have won and serving now

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