Thursday, May 23, 2013
The campaign committee called “Koutoujian for Congress” allows the candidate to raise money for a campaign and hire campaign staff.
Middlesex County Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian announced Thursday that he is opening a Congressional campaign committee account. The move is a serious indication that Koutoujian will run for U.S. Congress if Congressman Edward Markey wins the U.S. Senate special election next month. "I have dedicated my life to working on issues important to the people I have been honored to represent as a legislator and now as Sheriff. If given the opportunity, I intend to fight for the people of the 5th Congressional district as their representative in Washington," said Koutoujian. "Throughout my career, I have focused on guaranteeing access to quality, affordable health care, enacting common sense measures to strengthen our economy, ensuring public …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Congressman leads Gabriel Gomez by 17 points.
A new Suffolk University/7NEWS (WHDH) poll shows a strong lead for Democratic U.S. Congressman Edward Markey over Republican businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez in the race for the U.S. Senate special election. The poll of 500 likely voters has Markey at 52 percent and Gomez at 35 percent. Eleven percent of voters in the poll were undecided. A third-party candidate, Richard Heos of the Twelve Visions Party, got 1 percent and another 1 percent refused to respond. David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center in Boston, said along with the announcement of the poll that Markey has "a large lead over his Republican opponent who voters are unsure about." Indeed, 32 percent of those polled said …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
The outgoing vice chairman says he would still remain involved in the planning process.
Kevin Borselli said goodbye to the Planning Board this past week. Borselli, who served as the vice chair and chair, said that he was stepping down in order to focus more time on his family and traveling for Raytehon where he works as an engineer. “I would like to thank everyone who supported me through the five years. I especially would like to thank my fellow board members for putting up with me though a lot of this time frame,” said Borselli. He also acknowledged Darrin Wizst, who was in attendance and was the only candidate to run for Borselli's seat in last week's election. “I would like to publicly acknowledge Wizst for stepping up,” he said. Borselli said that he wasn’t really going anywhere and added that he would remain “…
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The two will 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 you this question. If the Special Election were today - who would you vote for right now? Markey or Gomez? Tell us in our comments section below.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The first contested Selectmen's race in five years brought a newcomer and an incumbent while Westford's results in the two party primaries for the U.S. Senate special election mirrored statewide results.
After a turnout almost seven times higher than in 2012, the voters of Westford have chosen who they want to serve on the Board of Selectmen for the next two years: Andrea Peraner-Sweet and Scott Hazelton. The newcomer Hazelton topped the four candidates for the race with 1858 votes in the town's unofficial results, as Peraner-Sweet narrowly defeated challenger Jim Jarvie by only 145 votes for the second seat on the board. "I'm very happy, very grateful to the campaign committee I had, and I'm looking forward to working with Westford citizens," said Hazelton in a statement at his celebration party on Vose Hill Road. Both Peraner-Sweet and Hazelton noted that the issue of the former Article 30 debate was just one issue bringing voters out …
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
Westford's got not one, but two elections going on today. We'll be out and about throughout town today with updates from the field.
Final Results Hazelton 1859 Peraner-Sweet 1798 Jarvie 1654 Jefferies 1206 UPDATE 8:41 p.m. - Corrected numbers Hazelton - 1560 Peraner-Sweet - 1425 Jarvie - 1397 Jefferies - 965 UPDATE 8:36 p.m. - Hold on, it looks like we may have been given bad numbers. UPDATE 8:32 p.m. Combined totals (5 of 6 precincts reporting, only waiting on Stony Brook School) Hazelton - 1529 Jarvie - 1427 Peraner-Sweet - 1272 Jefferies - 1118 UPDATE 8:25 p.m. Precinct 4 334 Peraner-Sweet 241 Jefferies 290 Hazelton 249 Jarvie Precinct 6 191 Peraner-Sweet 131 Jefferies 235 Hazelton 236 Jarvie UPDATE 8:22 p.m. Precinct 2 - Blanchard School Jefferies 198 Peraner- Sweet 285 Jarvie 315 Hazelton 345 UPDATE - 8:17 p.m. - Precinct 1 Jefferies 182 Peraner-Sweet 283 …
From Nabnasset to Forge Village, here are your Five Things for Election Day in Westford.
#1. Need to Know Where to Vote? Check out our polling place map! We'll also have updates throughout the day. If you have any election related pictures, share them with us below that map! #2. At Corrective Care Chiropractic... there's a Mom's Wellness Group today at 6:30 p.m. #3. Tomorrow.... you can donate blood at the First Parish Church United. #4. Also Tomorrow... Len Solomon's Bellowphone Show (pictured) takes over the PCA. #5. Today's Grey Ghost Varsity Games Home Away
Friday, April 26, 2013
This week, Patch talked with the two incumbents in the race for the Board of Selectmen. Here some of the highlights.
Election Day is next Tuesday here in Westford, and here are some recaps of our live chats here in Patch this week with incumbent Selectmen Andrea Peraner-Sweet and Bob Jefferies. You can check out the full transcript of what Peraner-Sweet said here and what Jefferies said here. Also, don't forget to submit your letter to the editor! There's no deadline on Westford Patch. Well, maybe Wednesday...... Gun Control Peraner-Sweet noted a recent discussion on 60 Minutes where parents from Newton, CT asked if everyone was being done to keep their community safe, and that was the discussion she saw in the Article 30 debate, although she believes the delivery of the message went wrong. She also noted that the Second Amendment is not an unfettered …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
We gathered questions from editors across Patch’s coverage area in Massachusetts.
Patch editors interviewed each of the candidates 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