Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Voters made decisions on car repairs, assisted suicide and medical marijuana in the statewide election.
Question 1: Right to Repair Voters approved the “Right to Repair” ballot question, which would give consumers more choices when fixing a car in today's election. According to numbers on boston.com, 85 percent of voters approved the question, with 51 percent of the state reporting at 10:15 p.m. The initiative requires automakers to make computer software codes for repairs more accessible to independent repair shops and car owners by 2015. But in July, state legislators devised a compromise that would give carmakers until 2018 to comply with the new law, according to a Boston Globe report. By approving Question 1, voters trumped that compromise and enacted the “Right to Repair” act as written on the ballot. “Voters sent a clear message to …
Marilyn Pettito Devaney won with 75 percent of the vote in the district that covers more than 30 communities.
[Results updated at 9:35 a.m. on Nov. 7] Voters returned Watertown’s Marilyn Pettito Devaney to an eighth term on the Governor’s Council, Tuesday, supporting her by a wide margin in the race against Newton’s Thomas Sheff. With 95 percent of the 270 precincts counted, Pettito Devaney received nearly 74percent of the votes, according to results collected by Patch and Boston.com. Pettito Devaney, a former Watertown Town Councilor, received 230,222 votes, and Sheff, who had run for mayor in Newton in 2005, received 80,891 votes. Pettito Devaney defeated two challengers in the Democratic primary in September before facing Sheff, who ran as an un-enrolled candidate. The Third District of the Governor’s Council includes 32 communities, from …
Democrat Elizabeth Warren beat incumbent candidate Scott Brown in the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race.
Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren has beaten incumbent Republican candidate Scott Brown for a seat on the U.S. Senate, according to the Associated Press. Warren is won by a margin of eight percentage points, 54 percent to 46 percent, making her the first female senator elected in Massachusetts. An estatic Warren addressed a crowd of hundreds of excited supporters at the Copley Fairmont Plaza hotel in Boston on Tuesday night. "We did what everyone thought was impossible," she said. "We taught a scrappy, first-time candidate how to win." "You took on the powerful Wall Street banks and let them know that you want a Senator out there fighting for the middle class all of the time," she said. "And despite the odds, you elected the first …
Don't forget to vote! Find your poll location and ballot summary in Arlington.
Do you know where to go to vote on Election Day 2012? If not, you can use the handy Google Voter Info embed above to find the location of your designated polling place. Simply enter the address where you're registered to vote. This tool's data has been updated to reflect changes that may have been caused by Hurricane Sandy. For details and articles about every candidate in Arlington, check out Arlington Patch's Election Guide.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Governor's Councilor Marilyn Pettito Devaney of Watertown is challenged by Thomas Sheff of Newton.
Democrat Marilyn Pettito Devaney of Watertown faces Thomas Sheff of Newton, who is running as an independent, in the race for the Third District councilor on the Governor's Council. The district includes the communities of Acton, Arlington, Ayer, Bedford, Belmont, Billerica, Boston (Alston/Brighton, Beacon Hill & Southend), Boxborough,Brookline, Burlington, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Harvard, Hudson, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Marlborough, Maynard, Newton, Northborough, Shirley, Southborough, Stow, Sudbury, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, Westborough, Weston and Woburn. Patch interviewed both candidates, asking them the same questions. Here is what the said: 1) What are your top three priorities? I will narrow it down to the …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Local Democrats and Republicans across Massachusetts discussed Wednesday night's debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in a live chat on Patch.
In the first presidential debate in Denver, Colorado, President Barack Obama came out flat while Gov. Mitt Romney had some effective arguments, according to local Democrats and Republicans from across Massachusetts who joined in a Patch live chat during the debate on Tuesday night. "Overall, tie goes to Obama," said Democrat Alex Buck. "Romney had a couple good lines, but nothing hugely productive. He looked jittery and possibly his most memorable line was about Big Bird." Reader Tom Sheff added late in the debate, "No defining moment so far, that's for sure." As the debate opened on the economy, Romney took an early upper hand according to the Democrats and Republicans who joined the chat as panelists. "President seemed nervous, and …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The two candidates for the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts will square off for the first time in a live televised debate at WBZ studios in Boston.
U.S. Senate candidates Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren will go head to head on Thursday night in a live televised debate at WBZ studios in Boston. The debate, the first in a series of four, will take place on Sept. 20th from 7 to 8 p.m. on WBZ-TV, WBZ Newsradio 1030 and CBS Boston.com. Jon Keller, WBZ-TV News’ Political Analyst will serve as moderator of the debate. “Debates are an opportunity to get beyond the sound bites and find out where the candidates really stand,” said Senator Brown in a statement. “... I am pleased to accept this TV debate offer so that Massachusetts voters will be able to see these differences for themselves.” Warren told CBS Boston she plans to “Talk about what I’ve been talking about all around the …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Rogers is one of three Democrats vying to fill the House seat left vacant by now state Sen. Will Brownsberger. The state primary is on Thursday, Sept. 6.
Friday, August 31, 2012
Name : Dave M. Rogers Age : 47 Place of residence : Cambridge, MA Attended college : Yes College : Ithaca College Degree : Bachelor of Arts Year of graduation : 1986 University : The Washington College of Law at American University Area of research : Juris Doctorate Year of graduation : 1997 Job titles held : In-house General Counsel Employers : AW Chesterton Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: State office Running for position: State Representative Chamber/district: 24th Middlesex Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : None Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : None Address 635 Mass. Ave., Arlington, MA, 02474 Name : Alex Wallach Hanson Title : Campaign Manager Website : www.rogers4rep.com Twitter : www.twitter.com/…
Hegarty is one of three Democrats vying to fill the House seat left vacant by now state Sen. Will Brownsberger. The state primary is on Thursday, Sept. 6.
Friday, August 31, 2012
Name : Ms. Margaret A. Hegarty Esq. Also known as : Margaret Age : 42 Place of residence : Belmont, MA Attended college : Yes College : Boston College Degree : BA English Year of graduation : 1991 University : Suffolk University Law School Area of research : Law Year of graduation : 1996 Job titles held : Attorney Employers : Volunteer Lawyers Project, United States Attorney's Office, Suffolk County District Attorney's Office, Attorney General of Massachusetts Office, Suffolk Lawyers for Justice, Massachusetts General Court - State Senate Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: State office Running for position: 24th Middlesex District State Representative Chamber/district: 24th Middlesex District Incumbent: No Previous elective …
Reardon is one of three Democrats vying to fill the House seat left vacant by now state Sen. Will Brownsberger. The state primary is on Thursday, Sept. 6.
Friday, August 31, 2012
Name : Mr. Robert Paul Reardon Jr Also known as : Bobby Age : 22 Place of residence : Belmont, MA Attended college : Yes College : Bentley University Degree : B/S Business Management, Minor Concentration in Law Year of graduation : May 2012 Job titles held : Legislative Intern, Town Meeting Member, Swim Coach / Water Safety Instructor Employers : Office of State Representative William N. Brownsberger, Town of Belmont, City of Cambridge Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: State office Running for position: State Representative Chamber/district: 24th Middlesex Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : Elected Town Meeting Member (2 Terms) Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : None Address 73 Van Ness Road, Belmont, MA 02478 Name…