Monday, June 11, 2012
Liberty Avenue resident Rae Andre writes in support of Lexington Democrat Mike Barrett for the opening 3rd Middlesex State Senate seat.
Monday, June 11, 2012
To the Editor, I was delighted to learn that Mike Barrett is a candidate for the state Senate seat being vacated by Susan Fargo. When I moved to my neighborhood, impacted by airplanes flying into Hanscom Field, I got involved with the local citizens working to contain Massport’s expansion of the airport. It was then that I met Mike, who has quietly devoted both time and political savvy to this effort. Mike served as the chairman of HFAC (Hanscom Field Advisory Commission), appointed by the Lexington Board of Selectmen to represent them. Behind the scenes he has met over the years with citizen activists and representatives from historical preservation groups who care about limiting the impacts of the airport on this area. His counsel was …
Monday, June 4, 2012
The Lexington lawmaker throws his support behind a would-be Lexington lawmaker in the race to replace state Sen. Susan Fargo in the 3rd Middlesex State Senate seat.
The following was provided by the campaign for Mike Barrett, a Lexington Democrat seeking the 3rd Middlesex State Senate seat Sen. Susan Fargo, D-Lincoln, will vacate after eight terms. State Rep. Jay Kaufman (D-Lexington) has endorsed Mike Barrett in the Democratic primary to succeed Susan Fargo as State Senator for the 3rd Middlesex District, consisting of Bedford, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Lincoln, Waltham, Weston and large parts of Lexington and Sudbury. “Mike has assets that set him apart from the other fine people in the field,” Rep. Kaufman says. “As a former State Senator for Cambridge in 1987-1994, culminating in his race for Governor in 1994, he has legislative and political experience the others can’t match. He’ll hit the…
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Crosby Road resident Maria Constantinides writes that Lexington Democrat Mike Barrett has the right mix of commitment, experience and judgment to fill the opening 3rd Middlesex State Senate seat.
Saturday, June 2, 2012
To the Editor, I am writing in support of Mike Barrett for Massachusetts state Senate in the 3rd Middlesex District, which includes precincts 3, 8, and 9 in Lexington, and I hope you will also. I have known Mike personally for almost 15 years and respect his judgment and commitment to the citizens of his district. He has been a passionate leader in health care in both the private and public sector. In the public sector, he served six years in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and eight years in the state Senate, representing Cambridge. As Senate chair of the Committee on Health Care, Mike focused on health and human services for retirees, the poor, and those with mental, developmental and physical challenges, earning a Good …
Friday, June 1, 2012
The Concord Democrat's "Cup o' Joe with Joe" campaign comes to Lexington's Ride Studio Cafe tomorrow, June 2, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
The following was provided by the campaign for Joe Kearns Goodwin, who is seeking the 3rd Middlesex State Senate seat opening upon the retirement of state Sen. Susan Fargo, D-Lincoln. Earlier this week, in recognition of National Small Business Week, state senate candidate Joe Kearns Goodwin, a Democrat from Concord, announced that he plans to hold weekly meetings with members of the community at locally owned and operated coffee shops in each of the 9 towns and cities in the Third Middlesex District. The Lexington “Cup o’ Joe with Joe” event will occur this Saturday morning, June 2, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Ride Studio Cafe. Coffee will be provided to those who attend the meet and greet. The campaign and volunteers will canvass door-to-…
Monday, May 21, 2012
Lexington resident Kay Tiffany writes in support of Lexington resident Mike Barrett in the race for 3rd Middlesex State Senate seat opening after the retirement of state Sen. Susan Fargo, D-Lincoln.
Monday, May 21, 2012
A local election important to all of us in Lexington will be held next September 6, when the Democratic Primary election takes place. It is the Primary when the Democratic candidate for U.S. senator from Massachusetts will be chosen, but it is also the primary where the Democratic candidate for state senator from the 3rd Middlesex district will be decided. (State Senator Susan Fargo, who has represented precincts 3, 8 and 9 in Lexington, is retiring. Sen. Ken Donnelly from Arlington represents us in precincts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7.) Our own Lexington resident, Mike Barrett, is a candidate for the 3rd Middlesex Senate seat and his campaign is underway. Mike has outstanding credentials for the office, having served 17 years in the …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Concord Democrat Mara Dolan, a candidate for the opening 3rd Middlesex State Senate seat, announced endorsements from state Rep. Tom Conroy and U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano.
In the race for the open 3rd Middlesex State Senate seat, Concord Democrat Mara Dolan is getting a little help from her friends. One of three Concordian candidates for the seat, opening upon the retirement of Susan Fargo, D-Lincoln, Dolan this week picked up endorsements from two lawmakers from the region. The first, announced Monday, May 14, came from state Rep. Tom Conroy, D-Wayland. In a press release, Conroy calls Dolan a friend and said he hopes to serve together with her in the legislature. "We need more elected officials in Massachusetts like Mara Dolan,” Conroy said in a statement. "She is committed to good government, and has a sense of the right priorities — Democratic priorities — including job creation, affordable and high …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Joe Kearns Goodwin is running for the Democratic nomination for the 3rd Middlesex State Senate Seat. State Rep. Cory Atkins endorsed Goodwin at the May 12 campaign kick-off event.
Around 100 supporters stood in front of Joe Kearns Goodwin as he took the microphone following the endorsement of State Rep. Cory Atkins, D-Concord, to deliver remarks at the Saturday afternoon event. Their reasons to support the Concord Democrat ranged from long-term familiarity with the candidate to support for the platform Goodwin detailed in his speech. "One of the most amazing and gratifying things was that I knew about half the people in the crowd," Goodwin told Patch. "I feel immensely proud that the people who know me are here but we need to keep working to get more people engaged." Goodwin, 34, is running in a crowded race for the seat being vacated by Sen. Susan Fargo, D-Lincoln. The Democratic race includes Lexington resident …
Friday, May 11, 2012
At an ice cream social to officially kick off Joe Kearns Goodwin's campaign for state senate in the 3rd Middlesex District, state Rep. Cory Atkins, D-Concord, will endorse Goodwin as her pick to replace retiring state Sen. Susan Fargo.
Joe Kearns Goodwin, a Democratic candidate for state Senate in the 3rd Middlesex District, is holding an official campaign kickoff/ice cream social this Saturday, May 12, at the home of state Rep. Cory Atkins, D-Concord. In addition to hosting the outdoor affair, Atkins is endorsing Goodwin for the seat long held by retiring state Sen. Susan Fargo, D-Lincoln. Atkins has known Goodwin for years. He grew up with her son, Dean, and took a semester off from his undergraduate studies at Harvard to run Atkins’ first successful campaign for state representative in 1999. “That’s only a small piece of it,” said Atkins, who is serving as Goodwin’s campaign chair in his first bid for elected office. “I’d be attracted to Joe anyway, as would a lot …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Concord resident Mara Dolan, a Democratic candidate for the 3rd Middlesex seat Sen. Susan Fargo will vacate after her current term, visited all nine communities this past weekend.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Attorney Mara Dolan, co-chair of the Policy Committee of the Massachusetts Democratic State Committee, formally announced her candidacy for 3rd Middlesex District state senate seat and called for debates in every district town in a series of announcements and meetings in each of the nine cities and towns in the district on Saturday, March 31. The campaign kickoff was held March 29 at the Colonial Inn in Concord, where Dolan is chairwoman of the Democratic Town Committee. Dolan's 21-year-old daughter, Grace Ames, introduced her mother as “the reason I am successful.” "My mother taught me that success comes from hard work,” Ames said. “She has always worked hard, and she waited to enter into politics until I finished high school so that she…
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Joe Kearns Goodwin is the son of noted historian Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Joe Kearns Goodwin today announced he is running for the 3rd Middlesex State Senate Seat, seeking to replace incumbent Susan Fargo, who has announced she is not seeking reelection. Goodwin, a former U.S Army Captain, in a press release announching his candidacy, said he would focus on improving the economy and education systems. “I will be a leader to fight for our shared values, helping small businesses, supporting our seniors and veterans, providing even better access to affordable healthcare, and making sure our children receive the education they need to get quality, sustainable jobs in the new economy,” Goodwin said in a statement “Given my breadth of experience, my passion for serving my community, and my core belief that government…