Thursday, August 25, 2011
Jeff Semon, a financial consultant looking to wrest the 7th District from Malden Democrat Ed Markey, met with Patch at the Battle Green in Lexington to introduce himself and his platform.
Inexperience is not often considered a strength, but political newcomer Jeff Semon believes the fact that he’s never held office could be an asset in his quest to claim a U.S. Congressional seat in 2012. A 34-year-old financial consultant from Lexington, Semon has his sights set on U.S. Rep. Ed Markey, (D-MA) who has represented the 7th District since 1976, the year in which his Republican challenger was born. “I think we can clearly see where career politicians have brought us,” said Semon (pronounced Simone). “It’s time for people who have experience in everyday life, and know what it takes to get through the real world, rather than the world down in D.C. It’s more important now than ever that everyday citizens get involved with our …
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
At a private party last night, Aug. 16, in Lexington.
Elizabeth Warren slipped into a private Lexington home Tuesday night and met with members and friends of the Lexington Democratic Town Committee. “It was short notice, so there wasn’t a lot of time to find a larger or more appropriate venue,” said Robert Peters, co-chair of the committee. The venue was private, but the evening’s events were shared. Bob said he stopped counting at 60 attendees and suspects the count was a bit higher. According to a quick search of the internets, Warren is an attorney and a professor of law, who serves as assistant to President Barack Obama and is part of the Executive Office of the President. Her duties there are varied and many, which is why Web chatter, Democrats and some activists are looking to see …
Monday, August 1, 2011
Locals respond to debt crisis.
As Washington worked toward a vote on a debt and spending deal Monday, a handful of men and women in Lexington Center expressed disappointment in the way the debt crisis has been handled. Locals said they were unhappy to see posturing from elected officials and that they could see the debt ceiling debate factoring into the way some voters approach the 2012 elections. As of Monday afternoon, the House and Senate both appeared headed toward a vote on a deal that would prevent the federal government from defaulting on its debt. For more details on the deal, click here.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Three local advocates have planted their political efforts along the periphery of the Lexington Farmers Market.
Three local women have planted their grassroots campaign next to the Lexington Farmers Market. On Tuesday, July 26, Margaret Heitz, Melinda Walker and Francesca Bini Bichisecchi shopped for support for Democrats and the Obama campaign in 2012 just outside the market, a popular spot to pick up local produce and artisan products. “In recent campaigns, democrats and progressives in Lexington worked really hard to get candidates elected across the state,” said Walker. “We want to build on a foundation that we think was really strong in Lexington.” Heitz, who organizes the Tuesday efforts, said the stumping was part of Organizing for America’s “I’m In” campaign to re-elect President Obama and Democrats up and down the ticket in the 2012. “We’re…