Governor Patrick Visits Sharon
Democratic candidate rallies supporters in Post Office Square.
Gov. Deval Patrick stopped by French Memories on Saturday for coffee and an egg BLT.
And to share his re-election message with Sharon voters, just over a week before the Nov. 2 state election.
Dozens of Sharon supporters applauded as Patrick joined them for another hurrah after leaving the Post Office Square coffee shop.
"All you rowdy Sharonites!" Patrick joked.
Patrick, a Democrat, said voters have "a very different set of choices" for governor next week. Republican Charlie Baker, Independent Tim Cahill and Green-Rainbow candidate Jill Stein also are running.
Patrick, seeking his second term, said he's focused on investing in education and job creation.
He said voters will choose between "a government about people" and "the old traditional view that workers are on their own, good luck."
Sharon voters will cast their ballots at Sharon High School, 180 Pond St., from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Selectman William Heitin said Sharon strongly supports Patrick, who spoke to voters in Post Office Square on Saturday.
The governor's administration has helped the town with such projects as the Wilber School redevelopment, Heitin said.
"I think in general, people are very happy he came to town," he said.
Resident Ted Philips said Patrick's visit "shows us that he's with us, fighting for us.
"It's a great shot in the arm for everybody here.
"He's got a pretty strong showing here in Sharon. I think the message resonates here."