Of those who have reached out to state Sen Mike Barrett, the Lexington Dem says 315 constituents support raising new revenue to invest in transportation and education, while 42 have written or called against any tax increase.
Third Middlesex District
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The proposal by state Rep. Tom Conroy and state Sen. Mike Barrett, D-Lexington, would levy a so-called carbon tax on sources that emit CO2, the major greenhouse gas behind global warming.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
State Sen. Mike Barret, D-Lexington, last week met with Bob Hachey of Waltham and his guide dog Xane, and then spoke to workers from Watertown’s Perkins School for the Blind, which serves many residents in Barrett’s district.
Monday, March 18, 2013
“The most important thing I can do is listen to students and parents involved in the program,” state Sen Mike Barrett, D-Lexington, said to the group. “Getting up at 5:30 a.m. every day to get to a school out here is tough but you kids do it.”
Saturday, March 9, 2013
State Sen. Mike Barrett helped kick off the Tech Hub Caucus late last month. The State House event was a collaborative effort between legislators and industry professionals, who displayed a range of innovative products, including medical care robots.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Appearing before Bedford's Board of Selectmen recently, Mike Barrett, state Senator-elect in the Third Middlsex District, discussed his legislative priorities.
During a recent meeting of the Bedford Board of Selecmten, incoming state Sen. Mike Barrett, D-Lexington, was one of two incoming lawmakers to present his legislative priorities to the local officials. During the Dec. 4 meeting in Bedford, that town's newest advocates on Beacon Hill -- Barrett and state Representative-elect Ken Gordon -- spoke with the Bedford Selectmen during their Dec. 4 meeting about Bedford's legislative priorities. Barrett, representing the 3rd Middlesex District, said one of his first priorities after being sworn into office would be securing state funding for the costs Bedford incurs in educating students from Hanscom Air Force Base at Bedford High School. The base, which is situated in the middle of Bedford, …
Friday, November 30, 2012
A Boston Phoenix blog post casts the Lexington Democrat as ‘an unapologetic liberal’ committed to environmental gains. But what are your expectations from the Third Middlesex District's incoming state Senator?
In Lexington and the surrounding suburbs, quite a bit of attention was paid to the race for the Third Middlesex state Senate seat claimed by Mike Barrett. So much so in fact that, in the lead up to Election Day, incumbent state Sen. Ken Donnelly, an Arlington Democrat, joked he was Lexington's other candidate for state Senate, despite the fact that his Fourth Middlesex District includes six Lexington precincts compared to the three in the Third. But for those looking at the bigger picture, it seems the Third Middlesex race—with its densely populated Democratic primary and polar opposites facing off in the general—may have been lost in the shuffle of higher profile races, like former Gov. Mitt Romney’s run for the presidency and the hotly …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Lexington Democrat Mike Barrett defeats Chelmsford Republican Sandi Martinez to claim seat long held by retiring state Sen. Susan Fargo.
While they’re saying goodbye to Susan Fargo, the Democrats aren’t ready to let go of her seat in the state Senate. Lexington Democrat Mike Barrett, after outlasting four challengers from his own party in the primary, has defeated Sandi Martinez, a Republican from Chelmsford, to claim the Third Middlesex District seat Fargo, a Lincoln Democrat, held tightly for eight terms before deciding to retire. “I’m excited about returning to the Senate,” said Barrett, who was a state Senator from Cambridge from 1987 until a failed bid for governor in 1994. “Eighteen years older, probably not 18 years wiser, but I think smarter and I’m looking forward to it.” The Third Middlesex District represents Bedford, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Lincoln, …
Monday, October 15, 2012
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know today in Lexington.
1. Fife & Drum Corps - New Member Open House: From 7 to 8 p.m. tonight at Hancock United Church of Christ, the William Diamond Jr. Fife and Drum Corps. Young people between ages 8 and 18 are welcome to join, and the experiences include learning to play the fife or drum, marking in parades and participating in unique events. 2. BOS Meeting: The Board of Selectmen are scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. tonight at the Town Office Building, and its agenda includes voting the fiscal 2013 water/sewer rates, a Child Safety Zone presentation, an update on the Estabrook School budget and a review of fiscal 2014 capital projects. 3. Third Middlesex Candidates at LWV Forum: Lexington Democrat Mike Barrett and Sandi Martinez, a Chelmsford Republican, the …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Concord Republican Greg Howes, who sought the 3rd Middlesex state senate but lost to Chelmsford's Sandi Martinez in the primary, said his defeat was disappointing because "a dangerous approach to governing and our public discourse continues to win."
Dear Third Middlesex District: Thank you to all the volunteers and donors during the campaign and for your kind words in defeat. I appreciate that you heard and supported my message of balance. We need balance of political power to support freedom. It was my hope that the voters, tired of the same empty rhetoric and failed policies would embrace my mission to temper our politics and build an inclusive two-party political system that respects the political, social & economic diversity of the Commonwealth. We cannot productively and effectively address our challenges until we improve and repair our decision making framework. Our right to choose and create alternatives for ourselves is limited and restricted when too much power is …