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 …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Residents voted in local elections and special senate primaries Tuesday.
Easton residents took to the polls Monday to take part in local elections and a state-wide Special Senate Election primary. Town Clerk Jeremy Gillis said there was a voter turnout of approximately 2,700, unofficially. Locally, Eastonites chose Dottie Fulginiti and Dan Smith to fill two vacant seats on the board of selectmen. The two candidates beat out Carol Nestler and Michael Maloney. According to unofficial numbers, Fulginiti received the most votes with 1,574. Smith received 1,231. Nestler followed with 960 and Maloney pulled in 778. In the other contested local election, Easton residents chose Bill Anderson for the board of health over Robert MacLennan, 1218-810 unofficially. Nestler, the finance committe chair who lost the selectmen …
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
Sullivan won a close race over Gomez on the Republican side of the ticket.
Easton took part in the U.S. Senate Special State Primary Election Tuesday. According to unofficial results Republican nominee Michael Sullivan beat fellow candidates Gabriel Gomez and Dan Winslow. In a close race Sullivan had a total of 408 votes and Gomez received 395. Winslow received 121 votes. There were 4 write-in votes. On the Democratic ticket, Easton voters selected nominee Stephen Lynch who had 1,055 votes to Ed Markey's 749. There were 2 write-in votes. Town Clerk Jeremy P. Gillis said that the turnout was "average" for a primary.
According to unofficial results candidates Dottie Fulginiti and Dan Smith won the two open seats on the Board of Selectmen
Easton's Annual Town Elections were held Tuesday night. Town Clerk Jeremy P. Gillis said that the turnout was "very good" for a local election with a voter turnout of about 2,700, unofficially. The highest vote total in this year's local election was for the Selectmen race. There were two open seats and according to the unofficial results candidates Dottie Fulginiti and Dan Smith beat candidates Michael Maloney and Carol Neslter. The only other contested race was for one open seat on the Board of Health. The results show that Bill Anderson beat out fellow candidate Robert MacLennan. Here are the unoffical results for the contested local races in town: Dottie Fulginiti Dan Smith Carol Nestler Michael Maloney 1,574 1,231 960 778 Bill …
Easton residents will be voting in two different elections today.
Update 9 p.m.: Bill Anderson is Easton's newest representative to the Board of Health. For full local numbers on the two contested elections, click here. Update 8:35 p.m.: Dottie Fulginiti and Dan Smith won Easton's Board of Selectmen race. More information to follow. Update 11:45 a.m.: As the morning was coming to an end Tuesday, Town Clerk Jeremy Gillis said election day was "smooth and steady." As of 11 a.m., 1358 ballots had been cast - approximately 679 voters - 91 ahead of September's Primary Elections. Gillis said he expects the pace to increase in the afternoon and he expects approximately 2,500 voters to cast ballots today. There are approximately 15,000 active voters in town. Local Selectmen candidates were standing by the …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Easton residents will choose two of four candidates on April 30th.
We gathered questions from editors across Patch’s coverage area in Massachusetts.
Patch editors interviewed each of the candidates running for U.S. Senate in the April 30 special election. We gathered questions from editors across Patch’s coverage area in Massachusetts. The editors asked both broad questions about policy, as well as opinions on more local, regional issues. Click on the links below to read the questions and answers with each candidate… Stephen Lynch Edward Markey Brett Rhyne (write-in candidate) Gabriel Gomez Michael Sullivan Daniel Winslow
Friday, April 19, 2013
Candidates Dottie Fulginiti, Michael Maloney, Carol Nestler and Dan Smith debated in ECAT's studios Thursday night.
In a debate sponsored by Easton Community Access Television, Easton Patch and the Easton Journal, the four candidates for Easton's Board of Selectmen debated in ECAT's studios Thursday night. Dottie Fulginiti, Michael Maloney, Carol Nestler and Dan Smith are running for two available seats this year. The debate was moderated by Easton Patch Editor Patrick Maguire and Easton Journal Editor Donna Whitehead. Election Day is set for April 30 at Oliver Ames High School.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
A letter in support of Michael Maloney.
Thursday, April 18
To the Editor: Easton voters have a unique opportunity to elect a man who thinks "outside the box" and is for the people; not the establishment. Michael Maloney is a proven leader; he is not a follower. He will represent all Easton citizens, and shows total respect for our seniors and our Veterans. Mike's top priority is to assign a dedicated Veterans agent to represent all of our Veterans interests, and knows that our Veterans are the reason why we are able to enjoy the things we love and to enjoy life with family and friends without fear. Mike also wants to increase funding for Easton fire and police departments. He is also a strong advocate against the construction of the rail line; and will work in mitigating to insure intrinsic home …