Saturday, May 4, 2013
There is a lot of campaigning to do before the Democrat and Republican face off on June 25 in the U.S. Senate special election.
After months of campaigning we now know who is going head-to-head in the June 25 special U.S. Senate election. Democratic Congressman Edward Markey (D-Malden) took the Democratic vote in the Tuesday election over fellow Congressman Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston). Political newcomer and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset came out on top of a field of Republican candidates - including more seasoned opponents former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan and State Rep. Dan Winslow of Norfolk. With a month-and-a-half of campaigning still to come, we wanted to stop and ask: if the special election was held today - who would you vote for right now? Markey or Gomez? Tell us in our comments section below.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The School Committee has two new members, Amy O'Connor and Carin Marshall.
Two challengers won School Committee seats in local elections Tuesday. And the selectmen's race had no incumbents, so the two winners are new faces. But one of this year's winners in the selectmen's race was an incumbent who lost last year — Matt Strauss. This time around he was the leading vote getter among all candidates in contested races, tallying 1,676 votes. The difference? He worked the campaign trail, knocking on doors — about 600 of them — and talking with residents, said Strauss. He was in high spirits at Town Hall. "(2012) I didn't work hard enough," he said. He learned his lesson and now he looks forward to working with selectmen and the town administrator and for residents, he said. Strauss will be joined by John Callahan, …
The town clerk offered a few reasons for Tuesday's turnout.
A 28 percent voter turnout in Tuesday's elections was a good number. By comparison, the turnout for local elections in 2012 was 21 percent and 18 percent in 2011. Town Clerk Susan Duplin and Assistant Town Clerk Connie Hayes attributed this year's increased activity to dual elections — voters cast special primary and local election ballots — the fine sunny day and contested local races. The 28 percent figure was right in line with the town clerk's prediction, too. A day before the election she said that, if she had to guess the turnout, she would put it at 25 to 30 percent. For the complete unofficial results, check out election wrap-up story.
The two special primary winners also triumphed in Swampscott.
The former Navy SEAL and the longtime Congressman will face off June 25 to fill John Kerry's former U.S. Senate seat.
A political newcomer will face a long-time Massachusetts politician in the race to be the Bay State's next U.S. senator. The Associated Press has declared Republican businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset and Democratic U.S. Congressman Edward Markey of Malden the winners of their U.S. Senate special primary elections, according to tweets from Fox 25. The call for Gomez came approximately one hour after the polls closed in the statewide primary while a call for Markey came moments later. Gomez defeats his more seasoned opponents, former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan of Abington and state Rep. Dan Winslow of Norfolk. Markey beat fellow U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch of South Boston. Brett Rhyne of Needham ran an …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Here are the unofficial results from Tuesday's town election.
Here are the unofficial results of today's town election: The Board of Selectmen had two open seats, both for 3-year terms. Elected were Matthew Strauss with 1,676 votes and John J. Callahan with 1,289. Charles Patsios garnered 730 votes while Patryk Januszewski finished out of a seat with 472 votes. On the School Committee, two seats were up for grabs, both for 3-year terms. In a surprise, incumbent Jaren Landen lost. Here are the numbers in that race, in which challengers Amy L. O’Connor and Carin T. Marshall won seats. Swampscott Patch will have more on tonight's town elections, so check back with us.
Patch will update this article throughout the day and post results of contested races as soon as they are announced.
8:56 p.m.: Here are your unofficial results for Board of Selectmen and School Committee. 1:30 p.m.: At about 1:30 p.m., the voter turnout at Precincts 3 and 4 at First Church Swampscott, Congregational, was surprisingly high, said Prec. 4 Warden Theresa Grasso. Four hundred and ninety-five people had cast ballots already at Prec. 4, and 316 at Prec. 3. Clerk Kay Grasso said, by comparison, Prec. 4 had only 138 votes cast in the entire local election n 2009. She thought the combined US Senate primary/local election may have accounted for the good showing. Outside, Michael Patriarca of Swampscott said the senate primary, and a vote for Edward Markey — as well as the School Committee race — brought him out, though he usually votes in local …
Today is the primary election for the US Senate seat formerly occupied by John Kerry.
Hear what the School Committee and Board of Selectman candidates have to say before you cast your ballots Tuesday.
The Board of Selectmen has two open seats, both for 3-year terms. The candidates are Matthew Strauss, Patryk Januszewski, John J. Callahan and Charles Patsios. Below are their responses to four question we put to them. 1. Please tell us about yourself — whatever you would like voters to know about you? I am a 22 year resident of Swampscott. Currently, I reside in precinct 2, on Duke Street. I have been married to my wife Danielle for 31 years. We have three children: two sons, Joshua & Jacob and our daughter Jacqueline. I have been a town meeting member for 12 years. Professionally, I possess over 30 years of operations management experience, a great training ground for the office of Selectman. As both a General Manager and a District …
Monday, April 29, 2013
We gathered questions from editors across Patch’s coverage area in Massachusetts.
Patch editors interviewed each candidate running for U.S. Senate in the April 30 special election. We gathered questions from editors across Patch’s coverage area in Massachusetts. The editors asked both broad questions about policy, as well as opinions on more local, regional issues. Click on the links below to read the questions and answers with each candidate… Stephen Lynch Edward Markey Brett Rhyne (write-in candidate) Gabriel Gomez Michael Sullivan Daniel Winslow