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 …
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
Both members are looking forward to the next three years on the School Committee.
School Committee Chairman Mel Webster was reelected and Secondary Schools Building Committee member Janene Imbriano was elected to the School Committee Tuesday. Both are looking forward to serving for the next three years. "Well I'm glad to be able to serve one more term for the School Committee," Webster said. He is looking forward to his next term and is thrilled about working on the school building project. He said it will be "exciting, but challenging" as they have to be "really careful with budgeting issues as we were this year." He expressed gratitude for former School Committee member Michael Kushakji and his three years of service. "He became a really solid member of the committee," Webster said. He also welcomed Imbriano to the …
Unofficial election results.
The only contested race in Tuesday's election was for the School Committee. Current School Committee Chairman Mel Webster and Secondary Schools Building Committee member Janene Imbriano won the two spots on the School Committee. Webster was on the ballot and there were three write-in candidates: current School Committee member Michael Kushakji, Joe Veno and Imbriano. Take a look at the unofficial results below:
Here are the North Reading numbers from Tuesday's primary.
Out of 10,864 registered voters, 2075 or 19.09 percent voted Tuesday in the U.S. Senate primary. Take a look at the unofficial North Reading results:
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
Given that there were several write-in candidates, the election results are not due in until midnight.
Residents voted at St. Theresa's Parish Tuesday in the local election. The only contested race was for two seats on the School Committee. Current School Committee Chairman Mel Webster was on the ballot and there were three write-in candidate's: current School Committee member Michael Kushakji, Joe Veno and Janene Imbriano. School Committee results are not expected until midnight, Selectman Mike Prisco said on our Facebook page.
The polls are open today until 8 p.m.
Residents can vote in both the local election and U.S. Senate primary today at St. Theresa's Parish. The polls are open until 8 p.m. According to Town Clerk Barbara Stats, the polls "are steady." "So far, we've had a better turnout that I anticipated," she said. As of 10 a.m., 784 residents voted. Most residents are voting in both elections, but some are choosing only one, she said. It's too soon to tell if they are favoring one or the other, she explained. The results will take longer to count this year given that there are two elections, and the local election's only contested race has three write-in candidates, Stats explained. The only race this year is for two spots on the School Committee. Current School Committee Chairman Mel …
Polls are open today from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The U.S. Senate primary and local elections are today. Registered voters should head to the polls at St. Theresa's Parish between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Did you register to vote? If so, vote at St. Theresa's Parish today. Voters can cast their ballots any time between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. There is only one contested local race and that is for the School Committee. Current School Committee Chairman Mel Webster is on the ballot and there are three write-in candidates: current School Committee member Michael Kushakji, Joe Veno and Janene Imbriano. Click here to see who else is on the ballot. Patch interviewed the candidates for senate. Click here to take a closer look. Here are some instructions for voting from Town Clerk Barbara Stats.