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In  a Globe story today about the contest between incumbent Democratic state Rep. Kay Khan and her Republican challenger Aldermen Greer Tan Swiston, Swiston charges “that Khan has overlooked fundamental community issues in favor of advocating for mental health care and prisoner rights on the state level. ” Swiston adds the Khan is ignoring issues that matter to the district, including transit and the economy.

“I really don’t feel that the fundamentals are being addressed, and we need that first,” Swistin said. “Maybe it’s a personality trait. I think our citizens count on our government having those things taken care of.”

Is Swiston onto something? Or are you satisfied that Khan is doing a good job representing her Newton constituents?